Open Letter to Superintendent Carvalho Power U Youth call for Restorative Justice now!

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dear Superintendent Carvalho, We submit this open letter, on behalf of all the Power U youth from across Miami Dade County, to you, the School Board, and the rest of the District’s staff. We also hope that this letter reaches community members, organizations, activists that want to see social justice and Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Open Letter to Superintendent Carvalho</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Power U Youth call for Restorative Justice now!</span>[…]

This Week In Education Organizing Power Leading Discipline Reform Fight in Miami Dade Schools

MIAMI-DADE School discipline reform and restorative justice took center stage last weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry, where advocates spoke about the national movement to end harsh, zero-tolerance discipline policies. The segment highlighted the Miami-Dade school district, where officials recently announced they will end the use of out-of-school suspensions. One of the panelists, The Advancement Project’s Thena Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">This Week In Education Organizing</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Power Leading Discipline Reform Fight in Miami Dade Schools</span>[…]

This Week In Education Organizing Power Leading Discipline Reform Fight in Miami Dade Schools

As seen on The Alliance To Reclaim Our Schools on August 14, 2015: excerpt: MIAMI-DADE School discipline reform and restorative justice took center stage last weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry, where advocates spoke about the national movement to end harsh, zero-tolerance discipline policies. The segment highlighted the Miami-Dade school district, where officials recently announced they will end Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">This Week In Education Organizing</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Power Leading Discipline Reform Fight in Miami Dade Schools</span>[…]

The School-to-prison Pipeline Affects Girls of Color, but Reform Efforts Pass Them By The Guardian

A few weeks ago, a six-year-old black girl named TT was suspended and sent home because she poked a boy with an eraser. When I asked her what happened, TT told me that the boy was bothering her and wouldn’t stop even after she asked him, so she poked him with an eraser. TT was Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">The School-to-prison Pipeline Affects Girls of Color, but Reform Efforts Pass Them By</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">The Guardian</span>[…]

The System Targets Black Lives Every Day

The deeply disturbing news that North Miami Beach police officers used mug shots of several black men for target practice is, simply put, absolutely disgusting. The action of these officers is deplorable and this behavior should be condemned by all people of good conscience. But the issue at hand here is bigger than this case, Read more about The System Targets Black Lives Every Day[…]

The System Targets Black Lives Every Day

As seen in the South Florida Times on January 22nd, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel The deeply disturbing news that North Miami Beach police officers used mug shots of several black men for target practice is, simply put, absolutely disgusting. The action of these officers is deplorable and this behavior should be condemned by all people Read more about The System Targets Black Lives Every Day[…]

Young People March Against Police Brutality

As seen on CBS Miami on August 28th, 2015: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A small but vocal group of protesters marched through Miami late Friday afternoon, chanting “black lives matter” and saying they were upset about alleged police brutality. They said they were particularly upset about a recent incident in which cell phone video was posted Read more about Young People March Against Police Brutality[…]