April 12: Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline 101

Pre-Register HERE

The trend of harsh school discipline practices such as suspension, expulsions, and zero tolerance policies in public schools do more to increase student involvement in the criminal punishment system than to correct or curb behavior. Research suggests that when students are suspended or expelled, the likelihood that they will repeat a grade, not graduate, and/or become involved in the juvenile justice system increases significantly. In Chicago, Black students and children with special education needs are suspended and expelled at particularly high rates.


Join Mariame Kaba, Director of Project NIA, for “Understanding the STPP,” an introductory workshop about the impact of school discipline policies and solutions to dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (STPP). Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of Chicago-specific school discipline data and an overview of how the STPP operates. This is an INTRODUCTORY workshop appropriate for people who do not have much knowledge about the dynamics of the STPP.

For those who are very familiar with the STPP & are looking for curriculum ideas, etc…, visit the Suspension Stories website.

Mariame is co-author of the reports “Policing Chicago Public Schools. She has also co-authored essays about the school-to-prison pipeline as well as restorative justice including: Arresting the Carceral State (with Erica Meiners) and Restorative Justice is Not Enough: School-Based Interventions in the Carceral State (with Hereth, Lewis, and Meiners).

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Where: Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave, Room 418
Time: 1 to 4:00 p.m.
Info: Bring your lunch. This workshop is at no cost to participants. However space is limited and Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED. We also ask that you please be considerate of others who would really like to attend this workshop. DO NOT SIGN UP WITHOUT BEING CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL ATTEND. We really mean this.

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