Each October, Portland Parents Union in partnership with the Dignity in Schools Campaign participates in the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action. This event brings together organizations and individuals from many states to call for an end to zero tolerance policies, for the implementation of positive approaches to discipline, like restorative justice practices and positive behavior supports instead of relying solely on suspensions and expulsions, and for the passage of federal legislation that promotes positive school climates.
During this year's DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 40 cities across the country will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year's theme is: Lift Us Up! Don't Push Us Out and the week's main hashtag is #DSCWoA2016.
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