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Creating Nonviolent Schools & Communities: MLK Day 2012

Since 2009 the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools (CNS) has been working to engage leaders of the School District and the community in addressing school climate issues that don’t push students into the criminal justice system .

The Campaign for Nonviolent Schools believes that by ending bias violence, the school to prison pipeline, and using restorative justice practices we can heal our schools and communities.

The work CNS does is important because nonviolent schools and communities can lead students to successful lives and as a result successful communities. The Campaign for Nonviolent Schools also brings together 11 diverse organizations from around the city all the while keeping youth voice and youth-created solutions at the forefront.

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence, youth and adults from around Philadelphia are coming together to take action to create nonviolent schools and communities.

On MLK Day, Monday, January 16th, from 1pm-4pm at Arch Street Methodist Church (55 N Broad St), join the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools for an expert panel of youth and adults, and workshops that will give you concrete skills and steps you can take to reduce violence.

Some of the panel speakers will be Steve Korr from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, Ayesha Imani of Freedom Schools, Helen Gym of Asian Americans United and youth leader Joshua Glenn of CNS and the Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP).

Workshops will include: Implementing Restorative Practices, Ending Bias Violence, Creating Nonviolent Schools, and Ending the School to Prison Pipeline. This event is free and open to the public.

Pre-register for the event at:

King quote regarding the urgency of helping others
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