Roundtable: Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline for African Americans and Minorities: Comprehensive Programs, Practices, and Policy Solutions

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:00 to 10:00

Join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for Reversing the Prison Pipeline for African Americans and Minorities: Comprehensive Programs, Practices, and Policy Solutions, an invite-only breakfast roundtable from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building. This event is held in partnership with Rep. Barbara Lee, chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity and co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Poverty and the Economy.

The Facts:

  • African American and Latino students are significantly more likely than their white classmates to be suspended or expelled, 3.5 times and 1.5 times, respectively.
  • Black students represent 16% of student enrollment, but 27% of students referred to law enforcement and 31% of students subjected to a school-related arrest.

This session aims to provide effective and comprehensive programs and policy alternatives for reversing the school-to-prison pipeline that better address the root causes and systemic trends and factors that minority youth face in and outside of the school system.

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