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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The National Save The Date for a call to action for public education and social jusitce

The National Resistance Save The Date Event of 2016
Save Our Schools: Coalition for Action July 8 - July 10 2016 Washington DC the Lincoln Memorial.

Many thousands of us gathered on July of 2011 for the Save Our Schools March and Call to Action. We assembled to state our grievances about the state of public education and to share our visions for the future. In that moment, we were the canaries in the coalmine – sickened by an unresponsive political process and its dehumanizing policies. We became the impetus for change, and we took to the streets in solidarity to make it clear:

We who believe in freedom cannot rest,
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes. ~ Ella Baker

In 2011 we nurtured, supported, and committed to each other and to our children. We have not rested since. We have organized demonstrations, sit-ins, and strikes. We have resisted, written, called, tweeted, blogged, posted and re-posted, sang, spoken, and opted out of high-stakes testing all in our collective struggle for humane public schools and policies.

Coalitions are building and the movement is growing. We are parents and teachers, students and seniors, scholars and community organizers, urban and rural, immigrants and native-born, gay and straight, black, brown, and white realizing that more than ever, we have a common narrative based on democracy, the human right to education and economic and social justice that goes beyond our organizational silos, as important as those silos may be…

It is time to celebrate five years of common struggle and the growth that we have wrought. It is time to march again!!!

SOS, BATs, UOO, NPE, NCUEA, CELT, NEA BAT Caucus, and The Opt Out Florida Network are working with numerous organizations to build a broad coalition of like-minded people – from all walks of life and with diverse causes – to speak and march in solidarity July 8-10 in Washington D.C. We envision actions and festivities for children and adults, which foster awareness and to celebrate democracy by living it. It is an election year, and there can be no better time to show our government and our fellow citizens, “This is what democracy looks like!”

Details are developing each day on this massive event, so join us, support us, and sign up for email updates!

In solidarity,

The Save Our Schools: Coalition for Action Committee

Now be there, or be square!

If you like to listen to what this Walking Man is Listening on his walk's Bob Marley's Stand up for your rights


  1. looking to get some buses from Pennsylvania there!!

  2. You are my hero Alicia. When I was 8 years old my grandfather took me to the March on Washington in 1963. No one from his union hall would go, or from our church. My grandmother and mother said since no ladies from church would go, they could not go either. But my mother said take the kid for company to keep you awake, and she packed our lunches, and said I wish I were going with you as well. The world was different back. Today she would have went even if none of the other ladies at church were going.
    Now my grandfather was going no matter what, but wondered is anyone would really go.
    We left from Jersey somewhere around 3 or 4 AM. I slept, but clearly remember him waking me up in Maryland, and saying look at the buses Little Jess, look at the buses it looks like the whole world is going.
    Imagine Alica if buses leave from Boston, Hartford CT, New York, Newark NJ and Philly, and every other city on the way to DC.
    Imagining a endless line of buses, cars, trains, and planes,