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 Coordinator 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: Stephanie Kemey
Phone: (559) 644-6255
Stephanie Kamey was born and raised in Fresno, California as the daughter of immigrant parents. She graduated from Fresno High School, attended Fresno City College, then transfered to UC Riverside and graduated with a B.A in History, Law and Society. After gradution, Stephanie became an organizer. She worked for political candidates, labor unions, and social justice non-profits, locally and across the country. Stephanie's career has revolved around seeking justice and equality for people of color and working to abolish all tenets of white supremacy through organizing. Now, Stephanie is consulting with Central Valley Movement Building (CVMB) as the Central Valley Regional Connetor where she is using her expertise to organize students, parents and community members to dismantle the School-to-Prison pipeline that drastically impacts marginalized communities of color. Join Stephanie in the fight to end the School-to-Prison pipeline by organizing and/or attending a listening session where we will come up with demands and strategies for the progress and liberation of our communities, together!