As our country debates the role of police in society, families and education activists are clamoring to remove police from schools. Join an urgent discussion this Thursday, July 9, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, where a diverse panel will wrestle with what it means to create “police-free” schools and examine what school safety really means.
Brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, will moderate this second of the #SeekingChildJustice virtual town halls on Citizen Ed’s Facebook Live. The topic this month is Reimagining School Safety.
Hosted in partnership with the Communities for Just Schools Fund and the Alliance for Educational Justice, the “Reimagining School Safety” town hall will discuss how students, parents and educators feel about school security officers and other safety measures in a pandemic.
Special guests include:
- Amir Lumumba, Student, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
- Erika Strauss Chavarria, Teacher, Howard County Public Schools (MD)
- Jonathan Stith, National Director, Alliance for Educational Justice
- Jaime Koppel, Co-Director, Communities for Just Schools Fund
- Harold Jordan, Senior Policy Advocate, ACLU of PA
Links For Further Learning
The We Came To Learn: A Call for Police Free Schools report is found here: wecametolearn.com.
It Is Time To Get Real About School Policing by Harold Jordan
What makes a school safe? by Harold Jordan
The Risks of Threat Assessment to Students Are Dire by Harold Jordan