Education is a Human Right!
National Week of Action (Oct 21-29) is almost here!
The Youth Organizing Institute is a member of the national coalition,
Dignity In Schools Campaign. The DCS is made up of many organizations all over the
country that working towards school safety for students of color, LGBTQ students, immigrant students, disabled students, and low-income and homeless students. National Week of Action is an annual event in October for
communities to create national attention to issues like the School-To-Prison Pipeline, ICE/Cops in schools, accessibility, and more.
We Will Not Give Up the Fight!
YOI always want to support the work of young people
and make their voices heard! We want to start a planning team to start
planning events to happen during the week. In the past, as a partner with Dignity in Schools Campaign, we’ve held protests, forums, screenings, workshops, actions, and more! This year, we want to hear what YOU want to plan for your school and our community.
Our 2017 National Week of Action Demands! DSC members and allies call on the federal government, states, districts, and schools to:
Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders, and positive discipline.
Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation, and positive interventions.
Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless,
and students with disabilities at higher rates. *Black students are pushed out at the highest
Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law —
the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
End paddling and physical punishment in all schools.
Invest in public education, not privatization and charter schools.