Working to end violence in many forms. Working to end the Prison industrial complex. Being obsessed with our friends. Reminding ourselves to love. Honoring the natural world. And ourselves.
Just got a text from one of the students (who I work with) who helped organize the Walk Out of Paul Robeson High school in collaboration with the May Day, Workers of the world, Occupy the DOE and Occupy Wall Street. He said, “Today is an amazing day for the students, really hope you can join us.”
Never doubt that the youth are speaking, absorbing and powerfully creating their own moments and movements. YOUTH POWER!
SUPPORT YOUTH VOICES.
Dear New York City,
We, the students of public education, are here to inform you about the injustice that is taking place in our school system:
The privatization of our school system
The budget cuts
Lack of appropriate leadership
Malicious closings/phasing out of schools against the communities’ wishes.
Cell phone policies
Overcrowded classes & abuse of SAFE rooms
Over policing of our schools and the criminalization of our youth
We feel that these issues are setting our students up for failure, and we DEMAND a change! We believe that trying to control our schools is just another symptom of the blatant racism in our country similar to the government’s response to the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin.
Because of this, our first action will be a mass student walkout on May 1st at 12pm to Fort Greene Park. We will be holding teach-ins, teen summits & other peaceful events.
Please add your name to our letter and support us in our struggle for our education.
Paul Robeson HS