NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.85
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
The call for "Education, Not Incarceration: Fight the Police State" was taken up in 2000 by the Southern Anti-Racism Network in collaboration with activists in the Black Radical Congress in North Carolina. Over more than 15 years, exclusionary discipline or out-of-school suspensions has mushroomed into mass juvenile incarceration. Presenters will tell of organizing efforts North and South to plug the school-to-prison pipeline, fight for education equity and an end to academic genocide in the public school system.

Participants

Recently released after 30 years of being sentenced to life without parole at the age of 15 years old
Doctoral student in education at Ohio State University in Columbus OH. Originally from Cleveland OH. Mother of 8-month old son, Sage.