Tomorrow, we join with tens of thousands of students, workers, teachers, and parents across the country who will be taking to the streets to stop the attacks on public education and demand that education is a right for everyone, not a privilege!
We’ll be gathering in Raleigh at 3pm at the State Capitol Building for a rally, and then marching to three locations in downtown Raleigh at 4pm. A number of different organizations will be present tomorrow and we will hear from these amazing speakers and more:
Rukiya Dillahunt, retired Wake County educator and member of Black Workers for Justice
Viridiana Martinez, NC DREAM Team
Nayely Irais, DREAMS, El Pueblo
Sanyu Gichie, NC HEAT
Monserrat Alvarez, NC HEAT
Kosta Harlan, Durham anti-war activist
Justin Flores, FLOC
Dante Strobino, Raleigh FIST
Jason Langberg, Advocates for Children Services
Omisade Burney-Scott, Wake Education Advocates & the YWCA
John Heuer, NC Peace Action
John Comer, NC Central student
Statement from Manzoor Cheema, Pakistan-American Coalition for Education
Rachel Holtzman, UNC Chapel Hill SDS
So spread the word to friends, family, co-workers, folks you organize with, neighbors, the stranger sitting next to you on the bus, to come out on October 7 as we demand:
**Stop the cuts to education! No to tuition hikes! No furloughs or layoffs!
**Art Pope: Hands off Wake County Schools! No to re-segregation and privatization
**Pass the DREAM Act now! Full access to education for undocumented students!
**Money for education and jobs, not war!
WHAT: March to Defend Education
WHEN: Thursday, October 7
3pm – Rally at the State Capitol Building
4pm – March through downtown Raleigh
WHERE: State Capitol Building in Raleigh (1 East Edenton St.)
Education is a right, not a privilege! All out for October 7! See you in the streets!