GSA Network, a LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund grantee since 2013, released a report in Fall 2015 with the Advancement Project and Equality Federation Institute called “Power in Partnerships: Building Connections at the Intersections of Racial Justice and LGBTQ Movements to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline.”
The report contains an enormous range of information that educational-justice advocates need: what is the school-to-prison pipeline? What kinds of hyper-disciplining are students of color, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities and special needs experiencing in the US right now? Why are particular kinds of students affected disproportionately? How does hyper-disciplining change young people’s life chances and put them at risk of arrest and incarceration? The report includes clarifying graphics, the voices and experiences of young LGBTQ people of color who have been affected by the pipeline, and examples of partnerships between organizations that result in innovative programs and strategies. The report highlights the work of other RJF grantees BreakOUT! and Southerners on New Ground, showing how grassroots organizations are coming together to shape an agenda around educational justice and against mass incarceration of people of color.
Download: Power in Partnerships Report (PDF, 5.5MB)