The school-to-prison pipeline is for some, at best, a phenomenon that could happen to a few young people in certain communities. For others, it’s just an academic idea. For still others, it doesn’t even exist.
But for James, Sarah, Natera, and many young people like them, it’s their reality.
The week before Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Joshua Saleem, AFSC St. Louis Program Director, led discussions on using nonviolence as a strategy for social change. One discussion began by asking students at Shearwater Academy for their perception of nonviolence.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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