Counselors Not Cops! POWER-PAC hosts Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action National Event

As part of the Elementary Justice Campaign: Redirecting the School-to-Prison Pipeline, POWER-PAC Illinois hosted the powerful Dignity in Schools Campaigns’ Week of Action National Event in Chicago on October 27, 2018. The event brought together 120 POWER-PAC leaders and their families, with other parent and youth leaders from across the country, to push for “Counselors Not Cops!” in Chicago schools and schools nationally. Also, POWER-PAC’s advocacy partners at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law presented the findings from “Handcuffs in the Hallways: The State of Policing in Chicago Public Schools.” The event was hugely successful and helped POWER-PAC’ers to gain a commitment from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to create a Memorandum of Understanding between the police and CPS about the training and rules for police in schools.

Check out Dignity in School Campaign’s blog post for more details and beautiful pictures.