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Suspended Tour & Facilitated Discussion at RAYGUN (Des Moines)

Event Details

September 14, 2023 4:30 PM
Location: RAYGUN
505 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact Name: Melissa Porter
Email: mporter@blackiowa.org
Phone: 3198622101
Website: https://blackiowa.org/event/suspended-tour-facilitated-discussion-at-raygundes-moines/

Event Description

Join the AAMI and RAYGUN for a “tour” of the AAMI’s latest exhibit, Suspended: Systemic Oppression in our Schools. This exhibit examines the role public schools play in funneling students into the prison system. Elements of the criminal justice system have entered public schools around the country, resulting in zero tolerance policies and student policing that disproportionately impact children of color.

Following the tour, Sam Black will lead a facilitated discussion of the exhibit. This event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today.

Sam Black, MA often describes himself as a systemic antagonist, someone working to make sure that “the system” works to serves the people it is intended to serve. Sam has served as an SRO, delivering a number of curriculums in public school systems and working one on one with students. Sam’s experiences in schools has given him a first hand look at the legislation, the behaviors, power struggles and the behavior management decisions that create what we know as America’s school to prison pipeline.