#SchoolsNotPrisons is a public education campaign by Californians for Safety and Justice that is raising awareness about who California sends to prison, the cost and how that spending affects investments in education, health and other community needs.
The #SchoolsNotPrisons Arts & Music Festival tour is coming to Fresno Saturday, September 24, 2016from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM!
The tour is calling for an end to overspending on prisons and a new vision of community safety centered on education, health and investing in youth. Since 1980, California has built 22 prisons, but just one UC campus. Spending on prisons and jails has increased three times faster than spending on K-12 schools in California, according to a new U.S. Department of Education report.
The festival will feature art, community presentations and musical performances by La Santa Cecilia, Fashawn, MISTAH F.A.B., Audio Push, Low Leaf, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, Sake One, Dulce Upfront and local artists from Fresno. This free all-ages event will encourage voting and community involvement by Fresno’s young people.
The event is free and open to the public! There will be free tacos and live art-making while supplies last!