Community working to make students’ lives better


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)– Some in Evansville are drawing attention something they say is happening to kids in the school system. After reading a report written by Dr. Timberly Baker, they say African American and multirace students are making up the majority of kids suspended or expelled from school.

Saturday a group of people got together to talk about what they can do to stop this. Organizers asked those who came to think about what role they are playing to protect kids in Evansville.

Then they worked as a team to figure out what things they can do to help. Organizers say meetings like this one are needed so a change can be made.

“We can meet, meet, meet, and meet all day long but if the right people aren’t at the meetings then what change is going to be brought about? I think these meetings are important to raise the awareness because like I was saying, maybe we can as a community. We do have a voice. Maybe we can change the things that are happening in our school systems. ” Irese Obanor says.

The next community conversation will be on November 12th at Carver Neighborhood Center (400 S.E. 8th St.) for 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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