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EQUALITY IN EDUCATION DAY MAY 16 at the WHITE HOUSE; A Call to Action on the 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 11, 2009

 

REV. AL SHARPTON, U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, AND MANY OTHERS TO CLOSE THE GAP: EQUALITY IN EDUCATION DAY MAY 16 at the WHITE HOUSE ELLIPSE

Call to Action on the 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty-five years after the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education overturned segregation in public schools, our nation’s public education system continues to deny African American, Latino, and Native American students good teachers and schools.  This creates an achievement gap that makes education equality the civil rights issue of our time.

 

WHAT:                         Event with civil rights leaders and education reformers issuing a call to action to begin eliminating the racial and ethnic achievement gap in public education.

 

CO-SPONSORS:         National Action Network

United Negro College Fund

National Council of La Raza

Education Equality Project

 

WHO:                           Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan

The Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and EEP co-founder

Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President & CEO

Joel Klein, New York City Schools Chancellor and EEP co-founder 

Raul Yzaguirre, Arizona State University Exec. Director of Center for Community Development and Human Rights and former President & CEO of NCLR

 

Additional Speakers will include:

William T. Coleman, lead strategist and coauthor of the Brown v. Board of Education brief

Minnijean Brown Trickey, member of the Little Rock 9 at Central High  

 

WHEN:                         Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10am

 

WHERE:                       White House Ellipse

 

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--
Rachel Noerdlinger
Senior Vice President of Communications
Reverend Al Sharpton Media
(212) 876-5444/revalmedia@yahoo.com

or

Rita Abrahams
Communications Associate
sharptonmediateam@gmail.com

 


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