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1717 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
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"Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline"
Niroga Annual Benefit and Forum

Download flyerSaturday, November 10, 2012
10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: the new Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California, next to Ashby Station BART

at least 1,000,000 young people drop out of school each year in the U.S.

at least 1,000,000 young people are detained in juvenile halls each year in the U.S.

The cost to society is between $260 - $500 billion annually.

Please join us for a panel discussion with experts in violence prevention, education, and criminal justice on the School to Prison Pipeline, and how Niroga's Transformative Life Skills can help reverse these numbers.


  • We'll serve our fabulous brunch
  • We'll display photos taken by youth from our Breathe photovoice campaign
  • We'll hear stories from those who have benefited from our programs
  • We'll move to the music and be moved by the words of the local group, Youth for Peace
    (Watch/Listen: Youth for Peace songs at

Youth tell their stories Youth tell their stories
Youth speaking at Niroga's 2011 benefit

Panel Discussion

Experts in education, mental health, law enforcement and criminal justice come together in a panel discussion on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline:

  • Marty Neideffer, Sergeant, Deputy Sheriff's Activities league, Alameda County Sheriff's Department
  • Andrea Starn, Supervisor, Youth and Family Services Bureau, Alameda County Sheriff's Department
  • Patricia Williams-Myrick, Principal, Street Academy
  • Adrian Kirk, Director, Student Programs and Services, Alameda County Office of Education
  • Lynette Lee, Professor of Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento
  • Moderator: Bidyut Bose, Founder and Executive Director, Niroga Institute

Participants stretch at a previous benefit event
Attendees enjoy a mindful stretch at a previous benefit event