WATCH: The premiere of The School Project’s ‘Restoring Justice’

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SHARE WATCH: The premiere of The School Project’s ‘Restoring Justice’

What does it mean when Chicago closes 49 schools, but, as Project NIA says, “our prisons are wide open?”

The School Project asks that question in a new short documentary released Thursday, “Restoring Justice.”

The film is the third installment of a six-part documentary Web series created by a collaboration of Chicago filmmakers.

In it, young documentary filmmakers from Free Spirit Media explore the impacts of Chicago Public Schools’ discipline policies on students, school communities and society. The film examines how Chicago is reforming those policies, what’s been called the “school to prison pipeline” and the movement toward more youth-centered, restorative justice practices.

Watch the film from The School Project, a partner of the Chicago Sun-Times, below:

The School Project will host a world premiere screening of “Restoring Justice,” spoken word poetry and a panel and audience discussion starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at North Lawndale College Prep – Collins Campus, 1313 S. Sacramento Avenue. For more information, or to reserve free tickets, visit Eventbrite.

It also will stream the event live via CAN TV 27.

Join the conversation on social media using #schooltoprisonpipeline.

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