Want to get involved with our campaign? / ¿Quieres involucrarte en nuestra campaña?
School Justice PSD is a multi-stakeholder coalition of students, parents, educators and advocates who demand justice in the Poudre School District (PSD)- we know that PSD can and must do better than respond with excuses and delays. Instead of leading, PSD, is falling behind. Our campaign came together in the summer of 2020, in the wake of racist murders by police, cities across the country are reexamining policing. This resulted in school districts across the country cancelling contracts with police and otherwise shrinking police presence in places of learning.
We have a very good chance of making our schools police free in 2021 but it will take all of us to be organized together!
Tenemos una muy buena oportunidad de hacer que nuestras escuelas sean libres en 2021, ¡pero nos llevará a todos organizarnos juntos!
Below are some resources, including talking points. In the middle of a pandemic, the PSD should be finding ways to save money, not waste money on police when there are no students in school. We invite you to speak out and let your voices be heard:
- Email the school board, let them know how you feel
- Join Public Comment! You can also join our writing workshops the day before to prepare with us
- Send us your thoughts and ideas to further the reach of your voice
Debajo, vea algunos recursos, incluyendo puntos de discusión. En medio de una pandemia, la PSD debería encontrar maneras de guardar dinero, no desperdiciar dinero en la policía cuando no hay estudiantes en la escuela. Te invitamos a hablar y a que tus voces sean escuchadas:
- Envíe un correo electrónico al BOE, hágales saber cómo se siente
- Juntar el comentario público! También puedes unirte a nuestros talleres de escritura el día anterior para preparar con nosotros
- Envíanos tus pensamientos e ideas para promover el alcance de tu voz
Coloradoan Article, Questioning Police Presence in Schools
Video: La Cocina Charla
Girls for Gender Equity Study: Police Violence Against Girls of Color
Huffington Post Series on Alternatives to Police in Schools
Meet our Youth Organizer / Conocer a nuestro organizador juvenil
Israel Herrera Santos AKA Izzy
Izzy is a kindhearted human who does not shy away from involving himself within the community. Being a Colorado native, his journey through the Poudre School District took him through Putnam Elementary, Lesher Middle School, and Poudre High school. During his years in PSD, Izzy became involved with summer programs and helped young students stay active while out of school. In his high school years, Izzy became involved with programs such as PHS Ambassador. With the help of this program, Izzy would go on to present and educate on heavy topics such as bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Thanks to programs that were offered to him and his family as a low-income student, he was able to gain the resources he would need to solidify his start in the fight for racial and social justice. As a PSD graduate, he began to teach for the school district and on his own account. He now helps the community by offering free movement classes as well as helping organize movements that will ultimately serve to bring smiles and happiness to the community. Izzy is not one to like sitting still; so next time you see him, ask him to do a flip. Or something crazy like that.