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September 24, 2007 | Education
"An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 demonstrators filled the streets of Jena, Louisiana this past Thursday in support of six African-American teenagers initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate."  Read the entire article. Keep reading »
September 17, 2007 | Education
Human rights groups call on Governor of Louisiana to condemn the hanging of nooses from a tree at Jena High School and ensure review of the criminal proceedings against the Jena 6. Read the press release below. Keep reading »
September 17, 2007 | Education
On Friday, September 14, 2007, the state appeals court in Lake Charles, Louisiana threw out the aggravated battery conviction of Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six students, stating that he should not have been tried and convicted as an adult for his alleged role in last year’s fight with a white high school classmate in Jena, La.  Read the entire press release below. Keep reading »
July 12, 2007 | Housing
On July 11, 2007, the Urban Poor Consortium held a demonstration of solidarity for Katrina's survivors in front of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. This demonstration was organized by members of the Second Asian Delegataion that visited the Gulf Coast in July 2007. They attempted to give their statement to the U.S. embassy, but they refused to accept it. Keep reading »
July 8, 2007 | Housing
From July 1st to July 6th, 2007, as a part of the ongoing exchange, the Asian Delegation visited our Gulf Coast Activists' communitions and organizations to see what they have accomplished since their trip to Asia last fall. Here are some photos! Asian Delegates visit Rev. Frederick Fields' Mount... Keep reading »
June 5, 2007 | Education
"I had a B, but because I was suspended it dropped to an F. The teacher encouraged me to enroll in continuation school." "They acted like they did not want him there anymore." Testimonials like these, from parents and students in South Los Angeles public schools shed light on the tragedy beneath the so-called "dropout crisis" – an educational system where the lack of positive supports... Keep reading »
May 13, 2007 | Education
NESRI's Liz Sullivan had her letter published in the LA Times. Read the letter. Keep reading »
April 10, 2007 | Education
NESRI's Human Right to Education Program Director Liz Sullivan writes, "In a recent report produced in collaboration with community organizations in Los Angeles, the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) documented practices in Los Angeles schools that severely undermine students' rights to education, dignity and freedom from discrimination."... Keep reading »
April 9, 2007 | Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), and McDonald's USA, working with McDonald's produce suppliers, today announced plans to work together to address wages and working conditions for the farmworkers who pick Florida tomatoes. Beginning in the 2007 growing season, McDonald's USA, through its produce suppliers, will pay an additional penny per pound for Florida tomatoes supplied to its U.... Keep reading »
March 30, 2007 | Education
Two articles concerning the new LAUSD were recently published in Learning Power.  One of the articles is by NESRI's Liz Sullivan and speaks to the LAUSD Board of Education adopting a new discipline policy on February 27, 2007.   The new policy aims at reducing suspensions through "positive behavior support" that prevents and constructively intervenes in student misbehavior. Read... Keep reading »

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