What You Did
3,217 Members Participated
201 Suspension Stories Shared
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In case you, missed it, here’s what happened:
Students are the victims of harsh discipline practices every day. Students of color, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities are punished more harshly and more often than their peers for the same behavior. During our Week of Action, members used art to express the injustice they experience. During this time, members also took to Twitter through Suspended for What?: Amplify to push for change to these practices.
JenniferPunishment should not depend on background
ThailynnLike this picture, my teacher was abstract and hard to get.
BlissI call this miscarried justice. #SuspendedforWHAT
Erika shared her suspension story and won a $1,000 scholarship for college. Way to go! Here's what she had to say:
"Last year I was threatened with detention for sharing a textbook with my friend! I felt extremely embarrassed and degraded and now I constantly question whether I should help those around me or save myself from unnecessary punishment. These books are representing the choices I make; they are all shaped by the shame I felt when punished that day."