Now More Than Ever: Education Equity Rally At Michigan State Unversity
A “Now More Than Ever: Education Equity Rally at MSU” has been announced for January 28, 2012, on the Michigan State University campus at Beaumont Tower in East Lansing.
Theme: Now More Than Ever
When: Saturday, January 28th at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
This morning, 15 million children growing up in poverty woke up, got dressed, and went to a failing school. A school which will allow 50% of those kids to drop out before they graduate high school; a school which will allow the other half to perform, on average, at an 8th grade level. They are told that they too can be a part of the American Dream—however, to those low-income students the ‘American Dream’ is just that: a dream. Their voices have gone unheard for too long.
Until January 28th…
Now, more than ever we need to unite students, organization, faculty, and community members of East Lansing to come together to raise awareness of the educational inequities which exist in the US today. Now, more than ever we each need to ask, “What can I do to make an impact on the single biggest social injustice which is occurring in the United States today?” On January 28th, we will meet at Beaumont Tower, and together (1,000+) we will march to Wells Hall where we will hear from people who have dedicated their lives to solving this issue and will give you the opportunity to find ways that you can play a role in ending educational inequity.
Now, more than ever a small direct impact today is worth more than just the thought of a better tomorrow.
How can you help right now?
Step 1: Register yourself here.
Step 2: Confirm your attendance by RSVPing to the Facebook event and invite all your Michigan friends!
Step 3: If you have a Twitter, follow @MoreThanEverMSU for exclusive coverage and updates on the event.
Let us know if you want to get involved directly as a volunteer! Send an email to John Matthews at email@example.com.
– by Julianna Bradley