Front Porch Gathering: Disproportionate Disciplinary Action in Schools: A Guide for Parents

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm (CT)


Volunteer roles needed include but are not limited to: set-up, greeters/ushers, scribe, floaters, survey team.


Recent reports from both AISD (Austin Independent School District) and PISD (Pflugerville Independent School District) reveal disproportionate disciplinary action affecting Black and Latinx students K-12. This observed systemic criminalization of Black and Brown bodies is troubling and problematic, serving to disrupt the academic success and mental health of students and sometimes, family connection. Join the Center for Community Engagement and its partners to build a guide to assist parents and guardians learn to advocate for and provide resources to Black and Brown students. 

We invite students, parents and community leaders to help us build a guide book that identifies tools to navigate discriminatory practices and assemble resources to support Black and Latinx students in Central Texas and ensure their success.


As the “front porch” of The University of Texas at Austin (UT), the Community Engagement Center (CEC) initiates and stewards successful community-university partnerships that connect the resources of the university with individuals, groups, and institutions in historically and current underserved Austin communities. CEC's Front Porch Gathering represents UT's open door to the Austin community, providing time and space for community collaboration. Designed to activate more than just dialogue, the Front Porch series connects UT research and resources with engaged community organizations and community members to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships. The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement.

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