What: School-to-prison pipeline public forum
When: Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: Lynchburg Public Library (Main Branch, 2315 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501)
Lynchburg, Va.— The Lynchburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing will hold a public discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline and high rates of suspensions in local schools. The school-to-prison pipeline has gained national attention in recent years and Virginia has the highest rate of student referrals to law enforcement in the nation.
“Virginia Organizing leaders planned this forum to have an open discussion of the disciplinary practices in our schools that unfairly target students of color and often lead to the suspension, expulsion, and even incarceration of young people,” said Lynchburg Virginia Organizing leader Reason Chandler.
Virginia Organizing Chapters across the state have been working to reduce suspensions, reform relationships with school resource officers, and encourage alternative forms of discipline that would keep students in schools.
To interview a spokesperson for this event, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.