- Aug 28, 2015
We are outraged by the unconscionable act of violence committed in a Spring Valley math class this past Monday
We know that violence against Black girls and women is not new; it is the same violence that brutalized Salecia Johnson, Diamond Neals, Mikia Hutchinson, and Dajerria Becton. The vicious bodily assault on the young Black high school student is indicative of the ways that Black women and girls throughout society encounter state violence on a daily basis. This system extends beyond Spring Valley and threatens Black girls across the United States.
Join the African American Policy Forum next Tuesday November 3rd at 12pm EST for a webinar on Black girls and discipline entitled, "Spring Valley is Everywhere: When Being A Black Girl is Your Only Crime."
This webinar will amplify the voices of young women who have been impacted by overly punitive discipline policies, educators who have witnessed the criminalization of Black girls in schools, scholars who have researched the gendered and racialized dimensions of the School to Prison Pipeline, and more.
Speakers will include:
Kimberle Crenshaw- The African American Policy Forum
Je'Kendria Trahan- Black Youth Project, DC
Amanda Petteruti- Co-author of “The Case Against Police in Schools,” a report from the Justice Policy Institute
Kisha Webster- Educator and Youth Advocate
Samantha Master- Planned Parenthood Federation of America
If you or your child has experienced overpolicing in schools, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear your story!
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