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There is no better place for a student to be than in school during school hours.


Yet, in Louisiana, already higher-than average suspensions and expulsion rates have been on the rise over the past decade as state and local zero-tolerance policies have imposed harsh punishment for minor childhood and adolescent misbehavior. In Louisiana there are over 300,000 suspensions each year.


Parents, Teachers, Students, Community Members

Join us for an evening of deep listening and the development of solutions for reducing suspensions and expulsions.


Community Circle of Hope:

Creating Positive School Climate by Securing Dignity and Respect for Students

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Treme Center 900 Villere Street NOLA, 70116

6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.


~Refreshments and Childcare Provided ~


For more information contact: 504-522-5437 or

Sponsoring Organizations:

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL)

Louisiana Dignity in Schools Campaign (LaDSC)

National Dignity and Schools Campaign (DSC)

Safe Schools Healthy Students

Young Adults Striving for Success (YASS)


For more information on how your organization can get involved please contact Damekia Morgan at 504-522-5437 or