MEDIA RELEASE: Upcoming “Our Kids Can’t Wait” forums focus on public education and what’s at stake during this election season

Events will be held in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Winterville, Cary, and Rocky Mount, October 10-23

RALEIGH (October 9, 2018) – The Education & Law Project, a project of the NC Justice Center, will co-host a series of upcoming forums on public education, examining solutions and strategies as well as what’s at stake for North Carolina during this election season.

With local advocacy and education groups, Education & Law Project staff will host a series of community forums, policy presentations, and panel discussions with parent advocates and leaders in public education. Community members are invited to join and learn about policies affecting North Carolina and communities, what needs to change, and the type of investments and advocacy the state needs most.

CHARLOTTE – OCTOBER 10
WHAT:
Policy Presentation & Panel Discussion on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alexander Graham Middle School, 1800 Runnymede Lane in Charlotte
WHO: Education & Law Project and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators

FAYETTEVILLE – OCTOBER 11
WHAT:
Policy Presentation & Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fast Transit Center Community Room, 502-598 Franklin Street
WHO: NC Justice Center and Cumberland County Association of Educators; featuring guest speakers Sylvia Locklear, Renea Stackhouse, and Tamika Walker-Kelly

WINTERVILLE – OCTOBER 17
WHAT:
Policy Presentation & Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road in Winterville
WHO: Education & Law Project and Pitt County Association of Educators; featuring panelist Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County

WINSTON-SALEM – OCTOBER 17
WHAT: Policy Presentation & Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wake Forest University, ZSR Library Audiorium

CARY – OCTOBER 18
WHAT:
Policy Presentation & Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Davis Drive Elementary School, 2151 Davis Drive in Cary
WHO: Education & Law Project and Save Our Schools NC

ROCKY MOUNT – OCTOBER 23
WHAT:
Community Forum & Policy Presentation on Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County Public Schools
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), 402 E. Virginia Street in Rocky Mount
WHO: Education & Law Project and NAACP-Rocky Mount

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Sarah Montgomery, NC Justice Center, sarahm@ncjustice.org or 919-856-3194

 

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