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We Came to Learn Report Release Event – Register
September 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Advancement Project’s national office and the Alliance for Educational Justice will release their school policing report, We Came to Learn: A Call for Police-Free Schools. The release event will include an immersive digital experience featuring students impacted by school policing. We Came to Learn will additionally be released with a companion action kit with resources for organizers working to remove police from school.
In a close examination of policing practices in American public schools, We Came to Learn details the historical roots of school police in the suppression of the Black and Latino student movement and the police’s continued role in perpetuating the school-to-prison pipeline. The report also shines a light on how school policing uniquely harms youth of color and features case studies and an analysis of new national and city-specific policing and school discipline data. Finally, the report makes a compelling case as to why police should be removed from schools, highlighting the strategies organizers can use to create police-free schools. In the wake of the continued conversation around school safety, the conversation around policing is more important than ever.