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Social Justice in Education
March 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST
The League of Women Voters of Lee County invites League members and the public to a virtual educational event on Social Justice in Education, Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:30-11:00am. Speakers include:
- Charlotte Nycklemoe, Co-Chair, Juvenile Justice Action Team, League of Women Voters of Florida
- David Newlan, Executive Director, Safety, Security & Emergency Management, School District of Lee County
- Tommy Bowens, Principal, Success Academy, School District of Lee County
The League of Women Voters has a long history of concern and action to promote social and economic justice and equity and quality in education. The League supports responsible government that is open, effective, efficient, and provides leadership and coordination to solve economic and social issues and to assure needed services to all citizens; this includes funding for programs that prevent or reduce poverty, promote self-sufficiency, and enhance the quality of life and the well-being of individuals. Effective prevention and intervention are proven to strengthen families and communities, ensure children are healthy, safe, prepared to learn, and to have viable life choices.
The League of Women Voters of Lee County advocates for increased and adequate investment in Lee County’s children and their families including prevention and intervention, early learning programs that give children the start they need, behavioral health and alternatives to incarceration, and an ongoing system for identifying and addressing human service issues and needs such as a Children’s Services Council.
Additional information on studies and resources include: The Cost of School Policing What Florida’s Students have paid for a pretense of security 2018-19 The Cost of School Policing Report 2018-19.pdf – Google Drive, Juvenile Justice – League of Women Voters of Florida (lwvfl.org), Education – League of Women Voters of Florida (lwvfl.org)
The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available on the web at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfl.org, and www.lwvlee.org. 239-278-1032.