Willful Defiance: The Move to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline

Education and Inequality Research Colloquium
Wed, 23 March, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cover of Willful Defiance book with the back of a student wearing a backpack with his right fist in the air


Author Mark Warren will discuss the history of the movement, illustrating how Black and Brown parents and students organized locally to challenge racist school discipline policies and policing practices and built a national movement with the power to begin to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Jonathan Stith will lift up stories and lessons that connect to the police-free schools movement today, highlighting the role of young people at the forefront of efforts to transform schools towards authentic education and liberation.

Mark R. Warren is Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and author of the new book, Willful Defiance: The Movement to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Jonathan Stith is Director of the Alliance for Educational Justice and Co-Director of the National Campaign for Police-Free Schools.

This virtual event is co-sponsored by American University and GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development.


Admission
Open to everyone.

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