As seen on The Alliance To Reclaim Our Schools on August 14, 2015: excerpt: MIAMI-DADE School discipline reform and restorative justice took center stage last weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry, where advocates spoke about the national movement to end harsh, zero-tolerance discipline policies. The segment highlighted the Miami-Dade school district, where officials recently announced they will end[…]
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As seen in the South Florida Times on January 22nd, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel The deeply disturbing news that North Miami Beach police officers used mug shots of several black men for target practice is, simply put, absolutely disgusting. The action of these officers is deplorable and this behavior should be condemned by all people[…]
As seen on CBS Miami on August 28th, 2015: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A small but vocal group of protesters marched through Miami late Friday afternoon, chanting “black lives matter” and saying they were upset about alleged police brutality. They said they were particularly upset about a recent incident in which cell phone video was posted[…]
As seen in The Guardian on June 11th, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel A few weeks ago, a six-year-old black girl named TT was suspended and sent home because she poked a boy with an eraser. When I asked her what happened, TT told me that the boy was bothering her and wouldn’t stop even after[…]
On August 28, in the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, MO the Power U Center for Social Change convened a meeting at Miami’s Church of the Open Door so members of our own community could speak out on their experiences of state violence. That evening roughly 200 people came together in the fellowship hall[…]
Annie is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in her community since she was twelve years old. During the 2008 presidential election, as a youth member of the Miami Workers Center’s Take Back the Vote campaign, she helped register 3000 people to vote and raise community awareness on the importance of[…]