FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACLU And New York Law To School Host Day-Long Conference Featuring Leading Experts On Race, Justice And Education
March 26, 2009
CONTACT: Will Matthews, ACLU, (212) 549-2582 or 2666; email@example.com
NEW YORK – Members of the media are invited to attend an April 1 conference on challenging the school-to-prison pipeline. The one-day conference will bring together prominent attorneys, researchers, students and advocates from the fields of education law, racial justice, civil rights, juvenile justice and disabilities law, among others.
The symposium, to be keynoted by noted Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree, will include panel discussions on the ways in which the school-to-prison pipeline harms children and effective strategies for dismantling it. The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are aggressively funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems
Break-out sessions led by various experts will address a range of topics including policing in schools, educational adequacy, disciplinary alternative schools, legislative lobbying and policy reform and community responses to the pipeline.
The event will be hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union Racial Justice Program, the New York Law School Justice Action Center’s Racial Justice Project and the New York Law School Law Review.
Additional information about the conference, including a full list of participating experts and break-out sessions is available online at: www.nyls.edu/stpp
Members of the media interested in attending the conference are asked to contact Nicole Kief for registration information at: (212) 549-2636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: “Challenging the School-To-Prison Pipeline: Harms and Remedies,” A one-day conference exploring the harms of the pipeline and strategies being utilized to disrupt it.
WHO: Prominent attorneys, researchers, students and advocates from the fields of education law, racial justice, civil rights, juvenile justice and disabilities law, among others.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: New York Law School
57 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE