#SchoolsNotPrisons is a free music and art tour that is partnering with California communities that have been impacted by the overuse of punishment and incarceration to ask the question:
What really keeps us safe?
For decades, California has been overspending on prisons under the mistaken idea that punishing and incarcerating people is what keeps communities safe.
It doesn’t. It breaks apart families and communities – especially communities of color, and it is taking opportunity away from our young people.
Since 1980, California has built 22 prisons but just one UC campus. And in 2014, youth arrests outnumbered youth votes.
Jasiri X and other artists are standing up for a new vision of school and community safety centered on health, education, and investing in youth.
And we are ready to get loud for #SchoolsNotPrisons and VOTA!