The "school-to-prison pipeline" refers to the policies and practices that push our nation's schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This pipeline reflects the prioritization of incarceration over education. The panel will discuss the school to prison pipeline in Baltimore schools, the role of Baltimore school police, the rights of students in relation to police in schools and on the street, and how students can organize to make their voices heard.
- Jenny Egan, Asst. Public Defender with the Juvenile Division of the Office of the Public Defender
- Tara Huffman, Director, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, Open Society Institute-Baltimore
- Tre Murphy, Organizer, Baltimore BLOC
Location: Red Emma's 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201 (corner of Maryland Ave. and North Ave.)
Food will be provided for students.