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What Does “Defund the Police” Mean for Schools

  • When: 02 March 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: $15 for WCL Members as a co-sponsoring organization

Join the DC Bar Public Interest and Courts Community, Criminal Law and Individual Rights Community, and the DC Affairs Community on Wednesday, March 2, at 12:00 pm ET for an insightful conversation about what it means for students to be and to feel “safe” at school?  How does the presence of police in schools criminalize Black children and youth?  How would young people transform their schools into environments where they can thrive?  Please join us for a panel discussion that includes:

  • Samantha Davis, Executive Director, Black Swan Academy
  • Ceon Dubose, Advocacy & Organizing Fellow, Black Swan Academy
  • Naïké Savain, Policy Counsel, DC Justice Lab
  • Kaitlin Banner, Deputy Legal Director, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
This program organized by the D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community is open to everyone.  Pre-registration for this program is required.  As a co-sponsoring organization, registration is just $15 for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join). To register, simply email by COB Tuesday, March 1 with your name, address, that you are a member of a co-sponsoring organization (Washington Council of Lawyers), and the date, time, name of the event. If you are not a member of the D.C. Bar and don’t already have a D.C. Bar nonmember account you will need to create one prior to emailing

This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program. The Zoom access information should not be shared with others, as registration is required.

Washington Council of Lawyers is pleased to co-sponsor this opportunity to learn more about what specific changes youth activists are calling for in our DC schools and why.

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