Thursday, May 14, 2009

Education Equality Day

Education Equality Day:

A Call to Action on the 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 16th, 10 a.m., Washington D.C. at the White House Ellipse

On May 17th, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that “separate educational facilities [for blacks and whites] are inherently unequal.”
55 years later, our government still supports a broken and unequal system of public education. A system that fails to serve poor and minority children and condemns them to a lifetime of limited opportunities.

We cannot wait another year. We cannot stand and watch while our children are denied their rights.

On Saturday, May 16th at 10 a.m. in our nation’s capital, the Education Equality Project will gather thousands of supporters together to demand real equality in public education now.
Our Founders, Signatories, Prominent Leaders, Performers, and Supporters will stand and say: “55 years is too long to wait.” We will tell our leaders that the time to enact real reform in public education is now. The time to give all students the same opportunities is now. The time of waiting is over.

Please join us as we welcome guest speaker, Mrs. Minnijean Brown. Mrs. Brown was one of the nine teenagers who faced down mental and physical abuses and helped to desegregate Little Rock Central High, gaining the recognition as the "Little Rock Nine."

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