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Stop Expelling the Kids: Mr. Brown v. Maury Povich…

March 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Stop Expelling the Kids: Mr. Brown v. Maury Povich…

According to Massachusetts state law, once a student is expelled, no other school in the state is required to enroll him or her. This is especially unfortunate for low-income and African American students who are expelled at disproportionately high rates for minor (non-gun) infractions. Many groups blame this on the tendency of school administrators to […]

The United States of Public School

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on The United States of Public School

Despite the new marijuana decriminalization laws in Massachusetts, many school superintendents are refusing to relax their zero-tolerance policies. They are trying to have the law apply differently to their school than it does to every other citizen of the state of Massachusetts and students are suffering… Despite decriminalization, schools keep strict drug possession policies

I Missed the Bus and I’ll Never Ever do it Again…

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on I Missed the Bus and I’ll Never Ever do it Again…

Boston has a new district assignment plan that will save the city millions of dollars in bus fuel costs. HOWEVER, the costs to the city’s poorest residents will far outweigh any benefits.  The new zones would concentrate a large number of struggling schools and prevent low-income students from attending some of the higher-performing ones… New […]


    Harvard Black Law Students Association presents...
    Social Justice Week

    March 2nd - 6th

    Monday: Social Justice Week Kick-Off

    BLSA general body meeting featuring a special presentation by Noah Hood and the BLSA Social Justice Committee

    Langdell South 7:00 pm

    Dinner will be served

    Tuesday: Education

    Education Awareness Candy Campaign Learn about some of the problems facing Boston's youth, including the unfair and exclusionary expulsion policies

    Harkness Common 12:00 noon

    Wednesday: Housing

    Housing Recovery Acts in MA Some of the areas foremost housing activists will gather to discuss legislation concerning predatory lending practices

    Hauser 101 7:30 pm

    Refreshments will be served

    Thursday: Criminal Justice

    Sealing Criminal Records: Implications for Social Justice

    A panel of the leading voices in criminal justice reform will speak about criminal record information laws.

    Austin Hall 7:00 pm

    A Soul Food Dinner will be served.

    Friday: Criminal Justice

    CORI Sealing Training

    Criminal Record Sealing Training involves hands-on training. Participants will be able to help with upcoming CORI Sealing projects.