Common visited a Coachella school on Wednesday

Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella had a special visit from an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning rapper, actor, film producer and poet on Wednesday.

Common spoke to students and teachers about the Restorative Justice program at he school.

Restorative Justice seeks alternatives to suspension and expulsion for students, with an eye toward increasing graduation rates and college attainment.

You can read more about the Restorative Justice program at the school here and here. 

Here is a short video of Common while at the school:

Hey guess what!? We got a special visit from @common today at Bobby Duke Middle School! He's out here talking about the #schooltoprisonpipeline and the work around Restorative Justice that our Schools Action Team has been advocating for! #weareBHC #somosBHC

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And a couple of photos:

@common is at Bobby Duke Middle School speaking to students and community leaders about Restorative Justice. #schoolsnotprisions #stayloud

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