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:

After Zakiya’s previous town hall, #SeekingChildJustice, got such an amazing reception, we’re looking to build on the momentum this month. We will see you there at noon. 

Other Resources

Courtesy of Harold Jordan.
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Courtesy of Harold Jordan.
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Links For Further Learning

The We Came To Learn: A Call for Police Free Schools report is found here:

Research on School Policing

Police and Pennsylvania’s Schools: What Education Leaders Need to Know

Cops and No Counselors

Do the Harder Work: Create Cultures of Connectedness in Schools

When SEL is Used as Another Form of Policing

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


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