On September 21, members of YOI, NCHEAT and the Education Justice Alliance met to discuss our plans for the upcoming year. In particular, we planned out the upcoming Week of Action, part of Dignity in School’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout. The Week of Action will take place from September 28 through October 5. NCHEAT will start out the week by marching at NC Pride in Durham on September 28. On October 1, there will be a press conference to announce YOI, NCHEAT and EJA’s campaign for a moratorium on out-of-state suspensions, taking place immediately before a Wake County School Board meeting at which students and parents will speak out against the crisis of suspensions in Wake County. On October 4, NCHEAT will lead Push Back Against Push Out, a youth-led march against school pushout and the prison-industrial-complex. YOI and NCHEAT members planned out costumes, speeches and chants in preparation.
Get excited! More info on the Week of Action will be announced soon.