School-to-Prison Pipeline Town Hall to Offer Advice for Students, Families

A “Keep Youth in School” workshop will take place on Sept. 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 101 Jackson Street NE, Atlanta, Ga. The event is free and open to the public. Parents, students, community groups, advocates, and others interested in helping to prevent the school-to-prison pipeline but keeping kids in school are encouraged to attend.

Importantly, attendees at this event will learn about the rights students have in school, juvenile court, and detention. Speakers from Georgia Legal Services Program, the Southern Center for Human Rights, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, and the Truancy Intervention Project will present data on the school-to-prison pipeline in Atlanta and students’ rights in situations where they face suspension or expulsion.

              What: Keep Youth in School Workshop

                        When: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street NE, Atlanta, Ga.

For more information, contact Ira Foster, general counsel at Georgia Legal Services Program, at ifoster@glsp.org.

 

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