Examine the role public schools play in funneling students into the prison system in Suspended: Systemic Oppression in our Schools, an original exhibition developed by the African American Museum of Iowa. Elements of the criminal justice system have entered public schools around the country, resulting in zero tolerance policies and student policing that disproportionately effect children of color. Visit Suspended to learn more and explore ways to dismantle systems that feed the school to prison pipeline.
This free exhibit is on display in the 3rd Floor Gallery of the Cedar Rapids Public Library – now, through October 1, 2023! For the Library’s full hours, visit www.crlibrary.org.