Over 15K Expected to Rally on Wed, Oct. 7 to Demand End to Separate & Unequal Education in NYC. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Headlines City Hall Press Conference

ADVISORY: OVER 15,000 PARENTS, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS EXPECTED TO RALLY ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 TO DEMAND END TO SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL EDUCATION IN NEW YORK CITY

 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Headlines City Hall Press Conference Following Brooklyn Bridge March

Jennifer Hudson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Aloe Blacc Will Perform and Stand with Parents Fighting for Immediate Access to Excellent Schools

Rally in Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn: 9 AM

Press Conference at City Hall Steps: 11:45 AM

 

New York, NY – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will lead a press conference on Wednesday morning on the steps of City Hall to call for an end to New York City’s Tale of Two School Systems, Families for Excellent Schools announced on Monday. The press conference will follow the “Stand for School Equality” rally in the morning featuring performances from Jennifer Hudson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Aloe Blacc. With 15,000 parents, students, and educators at Cadman Plaza, Wednesday’s rally to end educational inequality in New York City–rescheduled from September 30 after reports of lightning–is expected to have as many, if not more, in attendance.

 

WHO:

15,000 Parents, Students, and Educators
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
NYC Coalition for Community Charter Schools
Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson
Grammy Award Winning DJ and Producer DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grammy Nominated Aloe Blacc

WHAT:
Stand for School Equality Rally to End the “Tale of Two School Systems” in New York City
WHEN:

RALLY (Cadman Plaza): 9:00 AMWednesday, October 7, 2015

POST-RALLY PRESS CONFERENCE with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (New York City Hall Steps): 11:45 AM, Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 

WHERE:
Rally:

Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn

between Bronx Queens Expressway and Tillary St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

Press Conference:

New York City Hall Steps

250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

 

PRESS ENTRANCE:

RALLY:

200 Cadman Plaza West

 

This Wednesday‘ rally follows the release of Families for Excellent Schools’ white paper, A Tale of Two School Systems, in August, which found that black and Hispanic students are confined to a second-class system of the city’s worst performing schools. Some 478,000 children – overwhelmingly Black and Hispanic students – attend failing schools, while top-rated schools are reserved almost exclusively for white and Asian students.

 

Parents will call on Mayor de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to end inequality and provide families of color with excellent school options immediately. Currently, only one in five Black or Hispanic students can read or write at grade level, and more than 200,000 Black and Hispanic students could not meet academic standards on this year’s state exams.

 

Families for Excellent Schools harnesses the power of families to advance policy and political changes that create and sustain excellent schools.

http://www.FamiliesForExcellentSchools.org

On Twitter at: @Fam4ExcSchools

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Article: