This episode of Abstract features a re-broadcast of an event sponsored by the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. The event focused on racial disproportionality in school discipline, with a specific focus on disrupting the school to prison pipeline. It featured educators, artists, and researchers from the Richmond community who came together to discuss this issue. Check out more about the Achieving Racial Equity in Disciplinary Policies and Practices MERC study here.
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE
This episode featured a variety of perspectives from people invested in disrupting the school to prison pipeline through research, art, and advocacy.
Kiara Lee, PhD student, VCU School of Education
Zenobia Bey, Spoken word poet and local youth advocate
Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, VCU
Bill Muth, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, VCU
Gina Lyles, Program Coordinator, Art180 Youth Self-Advocacy Through Art Program
Rachael Deane, Staff Attorney, JustChildren Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center
David Naff, Host of Abstract and PhD Student, Educational Psychology at VCU
Jerrod Hines, Marketing student, VCU
Derrick Rogers, Local Author
Trey Volley, Local Educator
Only have a few minutes to check out the event? Click on one of the chapters below to jump straight to the part that interests you the most!
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Kiara Lee spoken word
Chapter 3: Zenobia Bey spoken word
Chapter 4: Genevieve Siegel-Hawley MERC study discussion
Chapter 5: Bill Muth discussion of research with incarcerated parents
Chapter 6: Gina Lyles and Rachael Deane featuring youth from Art180
Chapter 7: Interview with Jaraad Hines
Chapter 8: Interview with Derek Rogers
Chapter 9: Interview with Trey Volley
Chapter 10: Closing thoughts
Check out Episode 1 of Abstract, which featured a roundtable discussion from members of the Achieving Racial Equity in Disciplinary Policies and Procedures study team!