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Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

Week of Action Across NC to Defend Education

Posted by raleighfist on February 28, 2010

The March 4 National Day of Action is picking up steam across the country, with hundreds of actions planned in over 25 states involving tens of thousands of students and workers! Check out the National March 4 website for a full list of actions around the country.

Here in North Carolina, there are a number of different organizations from across the state that are planning actions throughout the entire week of March 4 targeting the budget cuts and tuition hikes at universities, the resegregation of public schools, and the right to equal access to education for undocumented students. The full schedule of events and actions is posted below. Take action against the capitalist economic crisis and to defend education!

Education is a right!
Money for jobs and education, not war and incarceration!
Bail out the people, not the banks!

March 2 at 3pm
Raleigh, NC
3600 Wake Forest Rd.

Stop the Resegregation of Wake County Public Schools!
Street theater action by local high school students outside the school board meeting.
UNC Chapel Hill

March 1 at 12pm in the Pit
Street Theater Action: How much does your education really cost?

March 3 at 7pm in Gardner 105
Film screening and discussion about budget cuts, tuition hikes, privatization, and access to education

March 4 at 4pm in the Pit
Gather in the Pit at 4pm for a dance-infused march featuring the beats of local samba drum corps Cackalack Thunder! We’ll march to South Building, the administration building, and make our voices against the cuts to education and for equal access to education for all loud and clear! There will be a symbolic and peaceful sit-in at South Building at the end of the march.

Check out the Facebook event by clicking here!

NC State University

March 4
Petitioning in the Brickyard
Salem College

March 4
Teach in and community forum on issues in education
UNC Asheville

March 4
Teach-in and panel discussion about budget cuts, tuition hikes, and the right to an education
March 9
Raleigh, NC
300 N. Salisbury St.

12pm: Rally outside the Legislative Office Building

1pm: Pack the meeting in room 544

Demonstration at the NC General Assembly Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to protest tuition and fee hikes, demand equal access for undocumented students, rehiring laid off teachers and education workers, and to stop resegregation of Wake County, Wayne County, and Wilmington schools!


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