FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 31, 2020
Thousands of students, parents, teacher unions and school staff are joining forces to demand equity and safe conditions before schools are reopened in the fall. On August 3rd, a powerful group of school stakeholders, organizers and union leaders are coalescing around a comprehensive set of demands to ensure that the safety of students and school staff is guaranteed before school doors are opened. As the fight against systemic racism and state sanctioned violence has reached historic heights, on the heels of the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Brown and Indigenous families, our digital direct action will also support those already on the frontlines fighting for racial justice in public schools. This Action is a student-led digital rally in support of the National Day of Resistance. Read more about the National Day of Resistance to Demand Safe Schools here.
What: Students Resist: A Digital Direct Action
Description: Join us for a digital student-led direct action live on Facebook, led by students across the country uniting to demand safe, healthy and equitable schools. Our day of action will feature student testimonies, glimpses into the in-person direct actions and live performances. Together, we will elevate student voices and uplift equity in the conversations about reopening.
When: Monday, August 3rd from 1-2 p.m. EST/10-11 a.m. PST
Where: The digital live rally will be hosted on Zoom and streamed live on Student Voice’s Facebook.
Please RSVP and direct additional inquiries to Jenna Yuan, Student Voice’s Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-260-8146.
About Student Voice
Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.