Anthony Perry´s School to Prison Pipeline Conference: March 2013

Subject: Ecucation / Civil Rights / School to Prison Pipeline / Young Activists
Themes: Young Activists Civil Rights 21st Century Prison Pipeline
Age groups: High School
Resource type: Video

Anthony Perry, a senior at St. Francis High School in Louisville, Kentucky organized a conference held at the Muhammad Ali Center on the school to prison pipeline. The conference, titled "A 360º View of the School to Prison Pipeline: Changing Policies, Changing Outcomes" was inspired, in part, by Michelle Alexander's, author of the book, The New Jim Crow.

The event was attended by more than 300 people from the Louisville community. Perry´s work was supported by the Ali Center, the ACLU of Kentucky, Michelle Alexander, St. Francis High School, the Jefferson Country Public Schools, Americans Who Tell the Truth and Louisville educator, Michele Hemenway. Joe Guttman a former prosecutor who teaches at Central High School in Louisville, Dr. Kathleen Cooter and Dr. Bernard Minnis from Bellarmine University also presented at the event.

Rob Shetterly's portrait of Michelle Alexander, part of the AWTT series, was unveiled at the event.

Watch the video below to get a sense of the breadth of community participation and the complexity and depth of the dialogue sparked by Perry's efforts and activism.