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From Incarceration to Education! March & Community Event
November 5 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Vermont Corrections general fund spending increased 335% between 1985 and 2017. By comparison, total general funding spending on education increased by just 57% over the same time period (Blueprint for Smart Justice VT). When we spend money on incarceration we’re actively divesting from schools and other supports that are crucial to keeping marginalized students out of our criminal justice system. What would our education system look like if we divested from punishment and incarceration and invested in schools?
At this event we’ll be marching from the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility to Orchard School to demonstrate our commitment to moving resources. Upon gathering we’ll hear from Free Her on their important campaign to stop the building of a new Women’s Prison in Vermont. Then join us at the school for a shared meal and community panel to hear from students, educators, and community members on this topic.
Sunday, November 5th from 3:30-6:00
- 3:30-4:00 rally @ Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
- 4:00-4:30 March to Orchard School
- 4:30-5:00 Food @ Orchard School
- 5:00-6:00 Panel Discussion
Accessibility: The rally location and Orchard School are both wheelchair accessible. There will be a car for those who choose not to march.
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center, Vermont Just Justice, and ACLU.