On April 9, 2011 Peace by Peace Nonviolence Youth Group facilitated a nonviolence workshop for local high school youth at the "We Are One" Youth Summit hosted by The American Friends Service Committee and Project Future For Our Youth at the Desire Street Ministries building in New Orleans.
The Peace by Piece nonviolence workshop addressed the connections between violence, the 'school to prison pipeline' and militarism. Check out Peace by Piece leader, Briana O'Neal, presenting a powerful story about the effects of the school to prison pipeline on local youth.
The 'school to prison pipeline' is a system of pushing children out of the school system into the juvenile justice and criminal systems by using "zero tolerance" policies and testing programs meant to improve low performing schools by pushing out children with low test scores, behavioral problems and disabilities.
To find out more information please visit http://www.aclu.org/racial-justice/school-prison-pipeline-fact-sheet-pdf and download the 'school to prison pipeline' fact sheet.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Peace by Peace Nonviolence youth group hosted a nonviolence training for 36 high school students from different schools in the Chicago area during their "Social Justice Spring Break" to New Orleans on April 18, 2011. The "Social Justice Spring Break" organizer of the Chicago group, says that he and his youth were "blown away by the power and enthusiasm of our group." Please take a minute to view our slide show of this nonviolence training for Chicago youth.