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The Power of Now
In a USA Today column, LDF Interim Director of the Education Practice Leticia Smith-Evans and Russell Skiba argue school disicpline should be included in the topical discussion of racial bias and stereotypes in schools:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund & Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemn Killing of NYPD Officers and Shooting of Baltimore Civilian12/20/14
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced the appointments of Jin Hee Lee and Ryan Haygood as Deputy Directors of Litigation. Jin had previously served as Senior Counsel in LDF’s work focused on economic justice, education, political participation and criminal justice.
LDF Supports Petition Requesting the President and Congress End Lending of Military Weapons to K-12 Public Schools12/19/14
LDF has worked for decades to advance educational equal educational opportunity for all students. Central to that work has been addressing overly punitive discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school, increasing their involvement with the juvenile justice system and fueling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The increased presence of police in schools has worsened discipline disparities for students of color, as school police are often used to
Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele Interviews With Canadian Broadcast Channel During NYC Protest to Stop Police Violence12/19/14
On the Canadian Broadcast Channel (CBC), LDF Senior Community Organizer Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele reports live from the "NYC Millions March" on December 13, 2014 in Manhattan as part of a mass community demonstration to go peacefully into the streets all over the country to demand justice for victims of police violence and institutionalized racism.