RSVP for 10/24: Lincoln Hosts Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Leader and Activist

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Lincoln Training Institute is excited to announce that Dolores Huerta, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient for her work as a Civil Rights leader and activist will be joining us at the First Congregational Church in Oakland on 10/24. She will share her wisdom and life experience in the social justice and labor rights movement that has changed lives across the country and inspired minds around the world.

Charlottesville Offers Schools a Teaching Moment

While the country reels over Charlottesville, children ready their backpacks for the first day of school. Teachers place the finishing touches on the walls of their classrooms. As we reflect on our upcoming lessons, many of us are grappling with how to respond to the insidious events witnessed worldwide in a small college town in Virginia.

How Shelters Criminalize Hundreds of Children

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The offenses begin innocently enough.

Kids watching a movie smear cake frosting on each other. A Monopoly game is overturned. A distraught child hurls whatever is within reach — a tissue box, a shoe, a blanket, dominoes, a cell phone.

In California’s shelters for abused and neglected children, these youthful outbursts can become crimes. The instigators of the cake fight are arrested and accused of inciting a mob. A girl who grabbed her stuffed bear and blanket before flinging books is taken into custody for assault. Another girl is booked at juvenile hall for battery after hitting someone with a pack of hot dog buns during a tussle.

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