Chicago Students demand #CopsOutCPS

Safety does not exist when Black and Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students. For many Black and Brown youth, the presence of police in their schools disrupts their learning environments. There is a culture clash that exists between law enforcement and the learning environment: police enforce criminal laws, while schools are supposed to nurture students. This moment calls on us to take action and question why police are in schools at all and conclude that police are incongruent with the educational environment we envision. source

We Demand Police Free Schools NOW: Call to Action From CPS Students

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Students Strike Back | Brighton Park Neighborhood Council | Assata’s Daughters | STOP Chicago | Chicago Freedom School | KINETIC Youth – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | FYSH Youth – HANA Center | Enlace Chicago | American Friends Service Committee – Chicago | Black Lives Matter Chicago | Chicago Teachers Union – Latinx Caucus| Beyond Legal Aid