Education organizers and social justice advocates in Philadelphia and Cincinnati are coming together to host events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day and linking the issues facing our nation's schools and students today to the historic struggle for equal opportunity.
In Philadelphia, the MLK Day of Action, Resistance & Empowerment (DARE) Coalition will march to City Hall and Independence Mall to demand full, fair school funding and democratic control of the city's public schools. Acknowledging the impact of police brutality and poverty on students and their families, the organizers will also be demanding an end to stop-and-frisk police tactics and a $15/hour minimum wage. Click here for the event flyer and follow the DARE Coalition on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
The Cincinnati Education Justice Coalition (CEJC) will be joining the city's 40th Annual Commemorative Civil Rights March and calling for education justice. The march will begin at the Freedom Center and end at Music Hall and will include an interfaith prayer service in Fountain Square. Click here for the event flyer and follow CEJC on Facebook for more updates.