Solutions, Not Suspensions!

Shifting School Discipline and Safety Policies

The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York was joined by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, local students, parents, and teachers for a panel discussion on how Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio can create safe and supportive school climates for all.


Hosted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York


PARTICIPANTS


  • Chairman, Starfish Media Group

  • Youth Leader, Future of Tomorrow,
    Urban Youth Collaborative & Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York 

  • Youth Leader, Sistas and Brothas United,
    Urban Youth Collaborative & Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

  •  Kisma Herman

    Youth Leader,
    Girls for Gender Equity & Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

  • Senior Coordinator,
    Urban Youth Collaborative & Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

  • Youth Leader, Make the Road New York & Urban Youth Collaborative

  • Youth Leader, DRUM: Desis Rising Up and Moving

  • Teacher, Teachers Unite

IDEAS FOR THE MAYOR-ELECT

Event Highlights:

"We need to focus on the root causes of disruptive behavior, not on what the appropriate punishment should be."


- Maria C. Fernandez, Senior Coordinator,
Urban Youth Collaborative & Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

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