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Race and Adoption in the Schools – Challenging the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Start time/date: Dec  8, 2012 9:00 AM
End time/date: Dec  8, 2012 1:00 PM
 
Place: Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
Fabiola Building Rm. 65A/G-27
3801 Howe Street, Oakland CA 94611
 

 

Race and Adoption in the Schools –

Challenging the School-to-Prison Pipeline


The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the national trend of criminalizing, rather than educating, our nation’s children.  The pipeline encompasses the growing use of zero-tolerance discipline, school-based arrests, disciplinary alternative schools, and secured detention to marginalize our most at-risk youth and deny them access to education. Youth of color are the most vulnerable to these trends, which cross class and social differences- add to that the challenges of being adopted and/or having learning disabilities and susceptibility to being criminalized increases significantly.


Parents need to be concerned and consider effective ways to advocate for their children in the context of schools that are often already struggling to manage the complexity of a wide range of agendas and family needs. Come discuss strategies and antidotes to support boys and girls in the context of school systems that don’t always support them or their success.  


Featured Speaker: Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson has taught African American and U.S. History at Chabot Community College in Hayward since 2003. He is also a member of the Etnic Studies faculty and the Daraja learning community for African American students.  Previously he has taught at Mills College, Stanford University, and the University of California- Berkeley, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in History.


Pricing Description:

Cost For Non-Members: $42 

Pact Members receive a 15% discount on workshops at checkout.

 
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