Parent Organizing. Building an educational justice movement: Powerful forms of parent and community organizing & unpacking inequities in public education 60 years after Brown vs. Board

Mark R. Warren, author of Lift us up Don’t push us out! Voices from the front lines of the educational justice movement; Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, National field organizer, Dignity in Schools Campaign; Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari, Advocacy Director, Alliance for Quality Education; Hasira Ashemu, Executive Director, Breaking Our Chains; Ronsha Dickerson, National Organizer, Journey for Justice Alliance; Maria Harmon, Co-Founder/Co-Director, Step Up Louisiana
Saturday 7/13/2019 - 11:15am to 12:45pm - Room: CARLSON L-110
This panel highlights the role of parents and communities of color in building an educational justice movement, particularly through the lens of historic inequities that still exist in pubic education 60 years after the historic Brown vs. Board decision. Panelists will lift up stories of strategies for building community and parent leadership as featured in the book, "Lift us up Don’t push us out!: Voices from the front lines of the educational justice movement”, parent led campaigns to end zero tolerance school discipline policies and to advocate for restorative justice and police free schools, and experiences with systemic denial and disparities in course offerings for black and brown students.

Dignity in Schools / Racial Justice NOW!: @racialjsticenow @zakiyachinyere @dignityinschool

Journey for Justice Alliance: @J4J_USA @StepUpLA @AQE_NY @BreakinRChains @zansari8