"The same police that are in schools are the same police shooting down unarmed people in the streets and deporting families."
In this heightened moment of political activity, young people are in need of an outlet to voice their concerns and feel empowered to impact what’s going on around them. The film, “The Hate U Give” makes an important point about what many young people of color experience, what they are witnessing and how to be politically engaged by it.
Safety does not exist when Black & Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students.
Research supports the use of mental health professionals like counselors, restorative justice programs, and other alternatives to police.
“School is supposed to be a safe environment, but how can we feel safe in a place that feels like prison?"