Theater to #EndSchoolPushOut in NYC! RSVP NOW

Start: October 20, 2016 5:00 PM
End: October 20, 2016 8:30 PM
Humanities Preparatory Academy 351 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Host Contact Info: melody@yayanetwork.org
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Calling all students, educators, parents, policy makers and allies to join us on October 20th to partake in an community event to raise awareness about the problems that impact students success to #EndSchoolPushout. This event is youth led and is part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against Push Out. More info below event details!

Join us for a celebration of our liberation, with an evening of workshops, performances, testimony from activists, and music to call for the end to the school-to-prison-pipeline AND MORE RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN OUR COMMUNITIES!

➣ 5PM: Restorative Justice Workshop
Peer Meditation Workshop
School-To-Prison Pipeline Workshops
These workshops are led by students and schools using restorative practices, organized by Teachers Unite and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

➣ 6PM: Forum Theater by The Ya-Ya Network and Sistas & Brothas United (SBU): A focus on the issues that students of colors face in schools specifically when it comes to suspensions. Forum theater will create an interactive space between performers and spectators to engage with everyday issues youth face that often lead to suspensions.

There will be other performances by youth and organizations and as well as testimony from community members who have been directly impacted. If you would like to perform a piece (spoken word, song, skit...etc) please contact Arli@yayanetwork.org
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This event is part of the National Week of Action Against School Pushout October 12-23, 2016

During this year's DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 50 cities across the country will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year's theme is: Lift Us Up! Don't Push Us Out and the week's main hashtag is#DSCWoA2016.

The event is prganized by the Dignity in School- New York Chapter. Check out the Support Organizing:

Ya-Ya Network (Youth Activists-Youth Allies)
Teachers Unite
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
Sistas and Brothers United
New Settlement- Parent Action Committee
Urban Youth Collaborative

To see more events around the National Week of Action: http://www.dignityinschools.org/our-work/week-of-action#Week of Action Events