(National Day of Action to Defend Public Education)
SATURDAY, October 2nd
11am - 1pm
Midtown Global Market
(Lake St and Elliot Ave, a block from Chicago Ave)
Southeast corner inside market by quiet seats near Ay Caramba Restaurant
Joint Meeting of Public Education Justice Alliance of MN(PEJAM) and Education Action Coalition(EAC)
Thank you all for coming last Saturday to the PEJAM forum on Minneapolis Public Education in Crisis at the Walker Library in Uptown. We had a great discussion on the education crisis from a national and local perspective, particularly on the danger of North High closing due to the two new charter schools set to open next year. We also highlighted the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education on October 7th.
There is a city-wide rally planned for 5pm at MCTC(Minneapolis Community Technical College) and a Concert in Loring Park from 6pm - 9pm. Concert line up includes Guante, Junkyard Empire, Fresh Squeeze, Poetic Assassins and others. Let's make October 7th an inspiring solidarity building event. Let's say no to the budget cuts, school closures, privatization and all the corporate "reform" model that is being pushed down our throats by every major politician and media figure.
To make that happen, WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK. The best place to start is to come to the Saturday meeting at 11am(details above) where we will put together a plan for final week blitz of leafletting, postering, facebook, email and other internet mobilization, word of mouth and more,
Building for October 7th is not just about Oct 7 alone but a useful tool to build allies and supporters for the long haul. Let's make it happen!