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Education NOT Incarceration: Challenge the School-to-Prison Pipeline

07 October 2014 Published in Past Events

Education-not-incarceration-101114October 11, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., Utah Law & Justice Center, 645 South 200 East, SLC.

Students, parents, and community members! Join us for a night of art, music, food, and screening of Freedom to Learn: School to Prison Pipeline followed by a community discussion.

This event is entirely FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by the ACLU of Utah, SLC Peer Court, and Mayor's Office of Diversity and Human Rights.

Did you know that with the number of suspended and expelled students we have that we could fill more than every single National Football League and Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S.A?

Students who are suspended, expelled or arrested in school are more likely to drop out of school. Students who drop out of school are then more than eight time more likely to go to prison than student who graduate.

Find out how students are being criminalized and subjected to overly harsh punishment. Share and listen to others share their stories and experiences with the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn what is causing more students to be suspended more than ever. 

Do you want to get involved? Learn more about the October 4 - 11, National Week of Action Against School Pushout.

Join and share our Facebook event page >>      Download a PDF handout in English | Spanish >>

Salt Lake Tribune OP-ED: We should educate, not incarcerate, our young people >> (10/3/14)

COMING SOON! The Public Policy Clinic at S.J. Quinney College of Law will be releasing their report “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah's School-to-Prison Pipeline” on October 7, 2014. 

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* From a School to Prison Pipeline presentation prepared by the Public Policy Clinic at S.J. Quinney College of Law in the spring of 2014.