The Community Rights Campaign, based in Los Angeles, is fighting the school to prison pipeline. In October 2010, members created a "School-to-Prison" Pipeline Walking Maze & Resistance Art Exhibit to give participants a first hand experience of how inner city public high schools are increasingly hostile sites where student behavior is frequently criminalized.
Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times | L.A. Now , October 19, 2010
Slideshow Date:Oct 21 2010
On Wednesday October 20th, at 7am, outside of Roosevelt High School we held a rally, despite the rain and cold weather, with over 50 students and teachers to mark the frustration we felt at the lack o
Chanel 34 News Coverage: Community Rights School-to-Prison Pipeline Maze & Resistance Art Exhibition
On October 2nd, the Community Rights Campaign hosted their "School-to-Prison Pipeline & Resistance Art Exhibition" with over 200 attendees!
For the past two months, the proposals in our Solutions for Los Angeles Schools Police Department document have been part of a successful organizing and advocacy effort. We are now in a strong enough position to move them into actual policy changes. Please continue reading to get the details around our School Police reform platform to reverse the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline!
by Lissett Lazo
Lissett Lazo, SYOA Alumni '07 and Community Rights Organizer, reflects on the highlights and breakthroughs of this year's Summer Youth Organizing Academy class. She looks back to her own experience as a SYOA student as a pivotal point in her own growth and transformation as an organizer and young Salvadoreña, Hondureña, Nucaraguense womyn.
In our forth annual Summer Youth Organizing Academy, Mike Breazell performs a spoken word piece that takes it back to our "Billons for Buses" Campaign and reaffirms that our fight is not over and nor will we give up what is rightfully ours!
Cithnia Gonzalez performs a spoken word piece, connecting our fight to end the "truancy sweeps" and pre-prisoning of our Black and Latino students at Roosevelt High School with the Chicano Student Walk Outs in 1968 and other oppressed nationality struggles for self-determination and liberation.