Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:00 pm
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ABOUT THIS SESSION
Data has long shown that Black and Brown students experience suspension and expulsion at much higher rates than their white peers and that as adults, they’re also disproportionately represented in our jails and prison system. This discussion will focus on how public safety in our schools must take into account the clear and negative consequences of exclusionary discipline practices for young students, especially young students of color, often which not only lead to the juvenile legal system but often create a clear pathway to the adult legal system. With a focus on what is happening in Gwinnett County, you’ll leave understanding from directly impacted youth what solutions they need and what solutions are proving to work around the state, and how you can advocate for them.
Talk Justice Tuesday is a state legislative series to discuss the issues and solutions that are important to communities impacted by criminal legal systems and identify strategies for moving forward. We’ll dive deep into specific criminal legal policy questions, and hear from community members, advocates, and lawmakers about opportunities for reform in 2023 and beyond.
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