March 4, the last national day of action, saw over 130 actions in 33 states to stop the attacks on education. October 7 will again see tens of thousands of students, workers, and teachers across the U.S. take to the streets to defend education.
In North Carolina, young people are fighting back. From the ongoing work on universities to stop budget cuts, tuition hikes, and layoffs, to the struggle in Wake County to stop re-segregation and privatization in the public schools, and the organizing to win access to higher education for undocumented youth and to pass the DREAM Act.
Join us in Raleigh at the State Capitol Building on October 7 at 3pm 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.)
How you can get involved and help build October 7!
Here are things you can do to get involved in the organizing for October 7:
1) Download and print out Oct 7 fliers! Pass them out to your friends and hang them up in places where lots of people will see them.
2) Come out to the Organizing Meeting Sunday, October 3! Folks from the different groups who have been organizing for October 7 will be getting together this Sunday, Oct 3, at 3pm at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh (1801 Hillsborough St) to paint a banner, make signs, leaflet around downtown, make phone calls to turn people out, and getting things together for the march later in the week
3) Join the Facebook event for the October 7 March to Defend Education and invite your friends! Click here to RSVP on Facebook
4) Make the October 7 flier your Facebook profile picture
5) Come out to the press conference at the Wake County School Board Meeting, Tuesday Oct 5, at 5pm! NC Heroes Emerging Among Teens (HEAT) is speaking out against the push towards re-segregation and announcing the plans for October 7 at the school board meeting (3600 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh)
6) Pass out leaflets for October 7 on the buses to the One Nation March in DC this Saturday, October 2! If you’re heading up to DC for the One Nation March this weekend, print out some fliers and talk to folks on your bus about October 7
7) Be there on October 7!