ABOUT THE CONVENING 

  • Network and connect with follow parents and youth as part of the Central Movement Building to change negative school discipline practices.
  • Learn about the impact of school disciplinary practices affecting students color in Central Valley school districts and schools.
  • Get valuable data and analysis about unequal disciplinary practices in your community and Central Valley. Use this data to expose the discrimination and make change.
  • Powerful training on knowing your rights for parents and youth on discriminatory disciplinary practices.
  • Resources to handle your school district disciplinary practices, school resources officers and negative school environment.
  • Contribute to the next steps and plans of action for your community, school and district. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Stephanie Kamey

CVMB: Who Are We and What Is Our Purpose

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 transferred to UC Riverside and graduated with a B.A in History, Law and Society.  Stephanie is now 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. 

Tia Martinez

Data on the Unequal Disciplinary Practices in the Central Valley 

Tia Martinez as over 25 years’ experience working for social justice in low income communities and communities of color in the United States. She is currently an independent consultant doing work on dismantling the school to prison pipeline and transforming life chances for boys and men of color. Tia has an AB in History from Harvard University, a Master in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Nicole Bates

Know Your Rights Training by Legal Service for Children 

Nicole volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. As a CASA, she worked collaboratively with attorneys, social workers, therapists, and teachers to identify needed services for youth. Nicole brings a unique understanding of the impact trauma has on underserved communities, particularly children with histories of trauma. In her free time, Nicole enjoys live music, reading, and traveling

EMAIL: stephanie.cvmb@gmail.com

PHONE: (559) 644-6255