Announcing the Launch of Suspension Stories!

Poster by Caitlin Ostrow-Seidler

It has taken well over a year but we are pleased today to officially launch the Suspension StoriesWebsite. This initiative is a partnership between the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team and Project NIA.

This youth-led participatory action research project includes surveys, art, video, and audio. In addition, you will find relevant resources including newspaper articles, reports, and other tools. We created this website based on what we thought would be useful to other students, parents, educators and organizers. As we embarked on our journey to better understand the parameters of the school to prison pipeline, we kept wishing that a site like this existed. We hope that you will find this useful to your work.

We are incredibly proud of this final product and hope that it will be of great use to the broader community as we all work together to end harsh school disciplinary policies and school pushout. Ultimately, we hope that this site will serve as a platform for organizing to dismantle the school to prison pipeline.

We invite you to explore this site and ask that you complete this short five question survey to provide us with important feedback about our project.

Click here to take survey


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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