My Thanksgiving message to teachers,
I have proclaimed you advocates and activists for the children you teach. That is unquestioned!
But, teachers you are needed to be advocates and activists outside the school house walls as well.
Your advocacy and activism is needed for labor,
Your advocacy and activism is needed for health care for all,
Your advocacy and activism is needed for immigrant rights,
Your advocacy and activism is needed for voting rights,
Your advocacy and activism is needed for equity for all.
Teachers, I swear you hold the key to change,
The day, we teachers walk out, close the schools, and say enough is enough, justice now, not more promises of someday....
I say, when we all take out advocacy and activism outside those school house walls, it all changes.
We can be more,
Do more, a
Care more, and
Together I sear we can change it all,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner
If you like to hear the tune this Walking Man listened to on his cold Thanksgiving Day morning it's Play For Change Cover of Bob Marley's Stand Up, Stand Up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6szT5NnwTY