In 2015, 3.6 out of every 100 white students were suspended from our public schools, while in contrast 32.1 out of every 100 black students were suspended. The documentary “13th” looked at the criminalization of people of color with a national lens.

We are excited to invite you to our Fall Community Forum titled, “New South City, Old South Rules: Charlotte’s School to Prison Pipeline.”

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6PM – 8PM
Where: YWCA Multi-Purpose Room

Join us as we take a look through a local lens at this issue, and what we can do to end it.

Panelists include:

  • Justin Perry, LCSW, LCAS, CSI Therapist/Co-Chair of OneMECK
  • Dr. Susan McCarter, Associate Professor of Social Work, UNCC
  • Federico Rios, Program Director, Communities in Schools
  • Assistant Chief Vicki Foster, CMPD

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A light dinner will also be served.

YYCA Children Pushed to Prison