Lillian Moderates a Panel about the School to Prison Pipeline

Youth Activists Challenge the School to Prison Pipeline from Mariame Kaba on Vimeo.

Project NIA partnered with the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice at Roosevelt University to organize a panel of youth activists discussing the school to prison pipeline on October 16th 2010. This panel was part of a larger conference called the Cradle to College Summit. Youth activists represented several local organizations including Blocks Together, Chicago Freedom School, Gender Just, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, and the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team. This video is 57 minutes and opens with performances from youth affiliated with Young Chicago Authors. This event was filmed by Free Spirit Media.

The Dignity in Schools Campaign provided the funding to make this video.


About YWAT

The YWAT is a youth-led, adult-supported social change project that empowers women to take action on issues that affect their lives (particularly issues of violence against girls and young women). The YWAT believes that girls and young women should be free from violence. We believe that through collective action, consciousness-raising, and organizing we can end violence against girls and young women.
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