Too often, our children are subjected to prison-like school security and arbitrary punishments, despite public outcry. Please join the ACLU of Michigan Oakland Branch as we take at look at public education, both locally and nationally.
Monday, February 18 - Screening of The War on Kids
7 p.m. at the Main Art Theatre (118 N. Main, Royal Oak)
Wednesday, February 27 - Discussing Juvenile Justice
7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Public Library (222 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak)
The award-winning film The War On Kids explores the difficulty of how the public school system balances safety concerns with respect for young people's freedom.
The following week, we'll gather with juvenile justice experts to discuss what lessons we can learn about school discipline and how to advocate for young people in a world that seems to give up on them too quickly.
See attached flyer.
These events are free and open to the public. (Suggested donation of $5 for the movie to offset costs of screening).