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Dinu Ahmed
Deluwara (Dinu) Ahmed is a community organizer working on educational justice in the South Bronx.

Entries by Dinu Ahmed

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Bronx School Justice Coalition Makes Significant Inroads in Reducing Punitive School Discipline in the Bronx


Bronx, NY -- On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to...

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Bronx District 9 Parents and Elected Officials to the Department of Education: "Walk in Our Children's Shoes."

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:58 PM

Parents, Advocates and Electeds Lead March Highlighting Abysmal School Opportunities for South Bronx Children; Demand Action Plan


Bronx, N.Y. -- Frustrated by a decade of ineffectual reforms, while seeing almost half of their schools on state lists for poor performance, Bronx students, parents, community...

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New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 1:35 PM


Bronx, NY - On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools. Over 100 parents, students, advocates,...

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Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 12:47 PM


Bronx, NY -- On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee assembled Bronx parents, students, educators, faith leaders, community organizations, and advocates in a large community march entitled "Education, Not Incarceration!" protesting current New York City Department...

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Bronx Youth of Color Most Vulnerable to School Arrests and Summonses

(13) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 12:57 PM

Photo: Emmanuel Yusuf

Bronx, NY -- On March 8, 2012, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee gathered 100 parents, students, educators, and elected officials on the steps of the Bronx Borough President's office to express their outrage over the Bronx's shocking rates...

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Facing and Fighting Discrimination

(467) Comments | Posted September 12, 2010 | 6:43 PM

The controversy over Park51 has reached a fever pitch. Opinions and concerns from around the country have been expressed, with many falsehoods and stereotypes being propagated along the way. We feel that the voices of Muslim women are lacking in this debate, especially the voices of Muslim women who go...

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