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 impact 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 open from October 14 through summer 2023 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
To learn more about why this exhibit is being hosted off-site and the work happening at the AAMI building, visit our project page.