In order to challenge and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, the voices of those most impacted by discriminatory disciplinary actions need to be heard. This is why the CVMB is devoting it labor and resources to holding listening sessions throughout the Central Valley with the express purpose of hearing about the experiences of students, parents, and communities at large are experiencing in the Central Valley of California.
Our CVMB Regional Connector can assist your group in organizing and holding sessions about the school-to-prison pipeline, police in schools, and the necessity for restorative justice programs and practices in schools.
CVMB has money and resources for holding listening sessions. Basically planning and holding a listening session involves:
The goals of CVMB listening sessions include:
Basic agenda of a listening session include:
Contact: Carrie Ayala, CVMB Regional Connector
Phone: (209) 286-7564
Carrie Ayala is the CVMB Regional Connector. She is a native Fresnan and 3rd generation Central Valley educator. Carrie graduated from Fresno State, where she was first exposed to conversations around systems of oppression in her community and worldwide.
After witnessing firsthand the racial and economic disparities in classrooms and institutions around the Central Valley, Carrie shifted her energies toward community work, most recently as a Health Educator with Fresno Barrios Unidos, where she used her platform to engage with hundreds of youth in conversation around health and social justice.
Carrie joined the Central Valley Movement Building team in August 2018, and is honored to be connecting individuals, families, and organizations to move toward equity in education, and positively impact outcomes for communities of color.