POWER-PAC Calls for Shift of Dollars Away From Police in Schools

POWER-PAC leaders perform a skit that looks at the impact police in schools can have on children and their families.

On October 2, 2015, 65 POWER-PAC members from across Chicago gathered to launch a campaign asking the City and School District to shift dollars from policing the schools to restorative justice solutions.

The event was coordinated with partners from across the country as a part of the national Dignity in Schools Week of Action. POWER-PAC leaders used skits and cross-community conversations to explore the impact that police in schools have on students and families throughout the city. POWER-PAC leaders are calling for a shift of 4% of the dollars used to support police in schools to go toward restorative peace and justice activities.