Oct 15-23, 2016 – National Week of Action Against School Pushout

Oct 15-23, 2016 – National Week of Action Against School Pushout

Save the Kids again is joining Dignity in Schools and 100s of other organizations in asking our volunteers, chapters and friends to take the streets and do at least one action (teach-in, lecture, workshop, conference, tabling, rally, protest, march/roll, film screening, sit-in, walkout, and protest) to work to end SROs, punitive discipline, suspension, detention, physical punishment, and policing and surveillance at schools.


During this year’s DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 50 cities across the country will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year’s theme is: Lift Us Up! Don’t Push Us Out and the week’s main hashtag is #DSCWoA2016.
Host a Local Event in Your Community

  • If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here so that we can add it to our website.
  • If you would like to learn more about how to host, organize or participate in a Week of Action event, please contact DSC Field Organizer Fernando Martinez at fernando@dignityinschools.org.

You can see photos from last year’s actions around the country on our Tumblr page!
National Event- Oct 20th in Pittsburgh, PA

On October 20, 2016 DSC members and allies will convene in Pittsburgh, PA for a national event where we will be joined by legislators, parents, and students including musical performances by Jasiri X!

The event, Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline, will take place on Thursday, October 20th from 5 PM – 8 PM. You can RSVP to attend in person in Pittsburgh, or watch the event on line via live stream!
Our National Week of Action Demands

This year DSC members and allies will call on the federal government, states, districts and schools to:

  1. Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders and positive discipline.
  2. Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation and positive interventions.
  3. Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. (Black students are pushed out at the highest rates nationally.)
  4. Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  5. End paddling and physical punishment in all schools.



Get Involved and Follow Us on Social Media!

  • Learn how to become a member of DSC today!
  • Like Us on Facebook!
  • Follow Us on Twitter! Join the Conversation: #DSCWoA2016 #EndSchoolPushout #RethinkDiscipline
  • You can download our 2016 English Materials
    • Week of Action Postcard here and Poster here
    • Social Media Avatar here, Facebook Banner here + Website Banner here 
    • (*Find larger English and Spanish high res files here
  • You can download our 2016 Spanish Week of Action Postcard here + Poster here 
  • Use our Week of Action Media Organizing Packet to help plan local events (Coming soon)
  • If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here


Click here to see the list of Week of Action events by state! (Coming soon)