From Students of WA for Change:
All City Student Walk-Out Against Budget Cuts
When: Wednesday, December 14th
Where: All high school and college students are encouraged to
walk out of school and join in the city-wide rally at the
University of Washington’s Red Square.
Why: To stop the proposed deep cuts to the Washington State education budget
SWaC is sponsoring another Walk-Out, this time in coalition with students from the University of Washington. Taking place on December 14th, students will leave their schools (time subject to change by school, see Facebook Event for Details) and walk down to the University of Washington’s Red Square to meet up by 2:30. Students from Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Garfield, and Ballard are encouraged to attend, but anyone is invited to come protest at the U. For more information about the proposed budget cuts to education and why we oppose them please read:
GHS students! This is your pre-excused absence form.
Get these filled out and turned in! ALSO OTHER SCHOOLS CHECK YOUR SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR A SIMILAR FORM OR MAKE YOUR OWN!
Monday, Dec. 12 teach-in at Garfield H.S.
SWaC is also hosting an educational meeting at Garfield High School. This ‘teach-in’ will have speakers such as James Bible, head of the Washington Chapter of the NAACP. The event will have refreshments, and will be preceded by a letter writing event where you will be encouraged to write letters to your State Legislators. This meeting is on Monday, December 12th from 3:30 to 5:30. While this is a student oriented event, parents are welcome to come as well.
On the topic of letters, SWaC is sponsoring a few events at local high schools specifically for the purpose of writing letters to Legislators. Nathan Hale High School is hosting an event starting at 3:00. Ballard High School is hosting an event from 2:30 to 4:00. Both of these events are being held at their respective schools’ commons.
Every one of these events will be an amazing time for students to get involved in the democratic process. Everyone is encouraged to attend, so please feel free to show up at any of these events!!!