Monday, January 31, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vigils set for Feb 1 in support of access to education

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vigils in support of access to education spring up around the state
This Tuesday, the Adelante Education Coalition and supporters will hold vigils in Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Greenville and Asheville
Who: Community members who support access to education
What: State-wide vigils in defense of Education
Where: Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Greenville, Asheville
When: Afternoon and Evening, Feb. 1, 2011
RALEIGH (Feb. 1, 2011) – On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Adelante Education Coalition and supporters will join together to hold vigils across North Carolina in defense of access to higher education for all.
The key to creating jobs, stimulating the economy and reducing the state deficit is to invest in educating all people of North Carolina. Exclusion and re-segregation would cost North Carolina dearly now, at a time when it can least afford to do so.
The Adelante Education Coalition will join with supporters and community members on the anniversary of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins by NC A&T students to stand together for education for all. Vigils will be happening across the state, at the following locations:
* Raleigh, 7 p.m. in front of the NC General Assembly, Jones St.
Contact Bart Evans (919) 660-0704 or Nayely Perez-Huerta (919) 433-6055
* Greensboro, 7 p.m. at New Garden Friends Meeting, 801 New Garden Rd. (at Friendly Ave.)
Contact Eric Jonas (336) 379-0037, Lori Khamala (336) 491-0039 or Wooten Gough (336) 306-3252
* Charlotte, 6pm at Marshall Park MLK statue
Contact Lacey Williams (704) 879-1298
* Greenville, 6pm at New Covenant Community Church, 1212 North Greene St.
Contact Juvencio Rocha Peralta (252) 258-9967 or Dani Martinez-Moore (919) 533-9203
* Asheville, 4pm at the Vance Memorial at Pack Square, Downtown
Contact Diego Lop├ęz (828) 460-8112 or Molly Hemstreet (828) 230-8937
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bart Evans (919) 660-0704, Nayely Perez-Huerta (919) 433-6055

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