Across the state and across the nation, students of color are losing out on education. The pipeline to prison is starting earlier and earlier each year with Black and Latino students suffering because of a broken suspension policy in our public schools. This workshop will analyze this problem and the overwhelming disproportionate number of suspensions in Buffalo, New York, and the nation. Speakers from Citizen Action, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Urban Youth Collaborative, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and Advancement Project will offer solutions to break this pipeline to prison, and how we can make sure that students receive an education in school and not on the streets.
Presented by: Adolfo Abreu, Youth Leader, Sistas & Brothas United and Urban Youth Collaborative; Nina Nolberto, Youth Leader, Sistas & Brothas United and Urban Youth Collaborative; Jason Sinocruz, Staff Attorney, Advancement Project; Ros Hampton, Board Member, Citizen Action of Western New York