A second discussion on the School-to-Prison Pipeline will be held on Thursday, March 23, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The first discussion was held at Zion on February 23.
The purpose of the forum is to bring awareness of the disproportionate numbers of minority students and students with disabilities being suspended and expelled and the increased likelihood of those students being exposed to the criminal justice system. There will be a panel comprised of school officials, educators, law enforcement and community advocates discussing how schools, parents and stakeholders can collaborate to create safe, positive learning environments while ensuring students are supported and prepared for success in the classroom and beyond.
The School-To-Prison Pipeline is a national epidemic that prioritizes incarceration over education. The known practices of zero tolerance and exclusionary disciplinary policies are factors that contribute to this phenomenon. The event is free and open to the public.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African American Males, Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies and the J.M. Caldwell Community Development Corporation are the host.
Time and location for the forum:
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
1800 S. Governor Street
Evansville, IN 47713
The Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males was established to create practical proposals and workable remedies in the areas of employment, education, health and criminal justice to reduce problems, which African American males face. The Commission serves policymakers and public interest groups, as well as the media, community organizations and members of the public.
For more information call (812) 436-4927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.