A 14 min youth-produced short film that calls for restorative justice as an alternative method to the unjust zero tolerance policies and over-policing that students face in New York City public schools.
Produced by the youth organizers of YMPJ's PEERS campaign between October 2009 and March 2010 through GAP's Community Media in Action Program.
Many of the statistics used in the film are from the Safety With Dignity by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which you can find here: nyclu.org/content/safety-with-dignity-alternatives-over-policing-of-schools-2009
For more information about the PEERS campaign to bring restorative justice to NYC public schools, please get in touch with YMPJ: ympj.org
Save the Date: December 6th G.A.P. Celebrates 25 Years!
For the past 25 years, G.A.P. youth producers have been a powerful force, collectively generating new narratives about issues such as the over-policing of public schools, the struggles for immigrant justice, and the efforts of queer youth of color to fighting back against institutionalized homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and racism. As another year of remarkable youth-led work draws to a close, we are writing to invite you to be part of our 25th anniversary celebration!
Please save the date and join us, as we raise our glasses to the different generations of leadership that have built G.A.P. up to where it is today, while enjoying some delicious food, drinks and good company.
Online tickets will be made available shortly, for now please save the date!