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BPS Walk Out For Black & Brown Lives
November 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30pm – BPS Youth Walk Out
1:30pm – Arrive City Hall Plaza
1:45pm – “Die in” for 43 minutes (if unable to make it to City Hall, asking students to “Die in” in place at their school and Go Live)
Are you tired? Mayor Walsh and Boston Public Schools have proposed the closing of West Roxbury High School as well as the McCormick Middle School. Both of these educational facilities occupy black and brown children who will be extremely affected by these closures. Yesterday another young lady was shot in the chest in broad daylight outside of a Daycare in the middle of the community while school children were being dismissed from school.
175 People have been shot in the city of Boston so far.
42 of the homicides have been due to gun violence.
These incidents are happening more rapidly and frequently than ever. Are you tired of hearing about meetings with empty promises? Are you frustrated from losing your loved one, your friend? Thoughts and prayers don’t save lives funding does. Enough is Enough!! How much more can communities of color take?!
Join every Boston Public School Young person and Young people across the City of Boston as we walk out for Black & Brown lives and meet at City Hall to do a silent protest of a “Die In” where we will lay in silence outside of the Mayor’s office and demand:
1. Fully Fund Public Education/Stop School Closures.
2. Come up with a comprehensive violence prevention plan that is community inclusive and youth LED.
3. Allocate funding in the budget to ensure youth employment year round.
4. Adequate trauma services for BPS young people as well as communities of color who are forced to witness shootings on their way to get their education.
1 homicide is one too many, one shooting is one too many, and one school closure affects a whole community.
Supporters: March Forward Mass, Black Lives Matter Boston, Teen Empowerment, Stuck On Replay.
For questions, comments or to be a Sponsor/supporter please contact:
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