Friday, September 17, 2010

Youth Meeting to Defend Public Education

Join with other Twin Cities youth to build for actions on October 7th, a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education
 
Hosted by PEJAM (Public Education Justice Alliance of MN)
Sunday, Sept. 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm 
Common Roots Café, in the "Common Room" meeting space 
(2558 Lyndale Ave S, on the corner of Lyndale Ave & 26th St in Minneapolis)  

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150665134966730

October 7th is right around the corner, and we want to make this National Day of Action as successful as possible by creating the space for youth from around the Twin Cities to come together and learn about the crisis facing public education and, just as importantly, discuss what can be done to fight back.  We will be discussing how to build for a free concert/rally taking place in Loring Park on October 7th (which will feature Guante, plus other local artists).  We'll also be talking over what actions high schoolers can take in their schools to speak out for education rights on the 7th and beyond.  We will have leaflets available at this event that YOU can take into your school to help get the word out.

One thing is clear: the time to stand up and struggle is now!  Twin Cities schools are facing continued budget cuts, North High is on the verge of being shut down, and teachers are being laid off, leading to even larger class sizes.  We can't just sit there and take it, we need to make our voices heard, especially the voices of young people whose future is on the line right now.

So please come out on Sunday for this important youth meeting, so you can help organize in your school for youth to stand up and be heard loud and clear: NO to budget cuts, NO to the closure of North High, and YES to high-quality public education for everyone!

For more info on organizing October 7th events at your school, contact Brandon Madsen, staff organizer for Youth Resistance Project, at 952-465-5307 or via e-mail at brandon.madsen@gmail.com.

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