Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA) graduate and Roosevelet Hight School Taking Action student leader, Cinthia Gonzalez, is featured in this short video highlighting the discussions of Los Angeles youth regarding the state of public education at President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening.
Cinthia calls for the protection of student services and resources and
the reduction of funds used for zero tolerance policies and policing of
Black and Latino youth.
Katharine Russ, CityWatch - An Insider Look at City Hall, March 9, 2011
School Cops 'Out of Control'
How 2 minutes can change your entire life | An Intimate Portrayal of a Black Mother's Fight to Save her Son
Let me share with you a story of a courageous and fierce Black mother. Her persistence to have her children do more than merely "survive" or "make it" and commitment to justice took her on a truly transformative journey that has inspired us all.
The Community Rights Campaign sent their statement letter to LAUSD Superintendent Cortines and the Board Members on November 12th, 2010 in response to Mr. Cortines announcement of the selection of the newly appointed LASPD Chief, Steven Zipperman, which involved virtually no community participation in the selection process.
by Nicole Eng
The Community Rights Campaign's letter to LAUSD Board in regards to the new hiring of LASPD's Chief of School Police.
Diane Lefer, La Progressive , October 14, 2010
Alex Garcia, The San Fernando Valley Sun, November 2, 2010
From our view point, the AIC will serve as "truancy detention" centers rather than a space that has the actual resources and services to implement successful forms of prevention and intervention to address the underlying reasons for the student's tardiness/truancy. Thus, the Community Rights Campaign is urging the LAUSD Board to rollback and re-conceptualize the Attendance Improvement Centers.
On October 2nd 2010 the Labor Community Strategy's Center's Community Rights Campaign erected a "School to Prison" pipeline Walking Maze & Resistance Art Exhibit. This innovative art piece displayed a day in the life of a high school student at a LAUSD school. The exhibit was not only a viewing of art, but also a theater piece that encapsulated the experiences that a student faces when attempting to get to school on a poor y run and expensive bus system and the police harassment they encounter when they finally arrive to campus.