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A presentation by Dr. Tyner inspires Central High School students to action


A presentation by Dr. Tyner entitled Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline: Research and Recommendations for Creating New Pipelines to Success Workshop on November 8, 2012 inspires Central High School students to action. In the presentation, Dr. Tyner addressed equity issues underlying the disproportionate representation of students of color, in particular African American students, in school disciplinary proceedings and juvenile detention.

On Thursday, March 7, 2013, Central High School will be hosting a dialogue and workshop that addresses to school to prison pipeline fron their powerful, young perspective. See below for details.

The School to Prison Pipeline: Dialogue with Students

Thursday, March 7
4:00-6:00 pm, snacks provided
Location: Central High School’s Black Box Theatre 

Last fall the Multicultural Resource Center hosted a series of events around the school to prison pipeline: what it is, how it thrives, and how it can be dismantled. Students from the Central Theatre Touring Company attended one of these events, a dynamic workshop presented by St. Thomas law professor and SPPS alumni Dr. Artika Tyner. Moved to action by that workshop, students developed short theater pieces illustrating how the school to prison pipeline shows up in their lives – at school, at home, with their friends. 

Come experience these powerful young voices as they present their pieces and initiate dialogue about this difficult subject. This workshop is a collaborative effort between teachers and students; students will present material and then dialogue within small groups around the topic. Please join us to gain a deeper understanding of this destructive system and how we can work together to eliminate it. 

Dr. Tyner along with members of the Central High School theatre students

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