Yoohyun Jung reported in the Arizona Daily Star on Monday night’s symposium on prison reform and mass incarceration at Paulo Freire Freedom School – University:
“Mass incarceration. Racial hierarchy. Jim Crow. The war on drugs and mandatory-minimum sentencing.
Those were some of the topics tackled by eighth graders at the Paulo Freire Freedom School, a charter middle school that is part of the City Center for Collaborative Learning, which also runs City High School downtown.
The 27 students were part of a symposium Monday evening at the school’s university-area campus on prison reform and mass incarceration. Groups of eighth graders presented what they learned and their proposals on reforming the criminal justice system.”