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Calling All Clergy, People of Faith, and Education Allies to join us in Raleigh!
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:00am
2 E. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (outside the NC Law and Justice Building where the NC Supreme Court meets)
We invite you to wear “red for ed” and join us! Clergy dress (collar, stole, robe, etc) encouraged.
This Prayer Vigil is Interfaith and Ecumenical. All who share an interest in ensuring children have what they need to flourish, including a strong public education, are invited to join in. If you are a faith leader in NC and have interest in leading a moment of prayer during this service, contact Pastors for NC Children at PastorsForNCchildren@gmail.com.
The event will start with a brief press conference led by our coalition partners, Every Child NC. If possible, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to be in position for the 9am Every Child NC coalition press conference as the Vigil will start immediately afterwards, and we would love to have a strong presence standing behind the press conference speakers for visual support.
We recommend parking in the Wilmington Street deck (117 S. Wilmington Street) or in the pay lot at the corner of Jones and Wilmington Streets (enter from Jones Street).
August 31, 2022 is the start of the next case for Leandro at the NC Supreme Court for the State’s compliance with the Leandro Plan.
The plan is a court-ordered schedule of funding and policy measures to ensure NC public schools are meeting the state constitution’s minimum standard of a “sound basic education” for every child.
The Leandro case was filed in 1994, and for decades, children around the state have been deprived of the educational resources they are owed.
We are gathering
- to lament the loss of support services and learning opportunities that would have otherwise benefitted millions of children – for each of the 28 years since the Leandro case began.
- to recognize conditions in public schools are worse now than they were when Leandro began in 1994
- to call on the State Legislature to fulfill its constitutional and moral duties to the children of North Carolina – to give every student what they need to succeed and flourish at school.
This event is Sponsored by Pastors for NC Children as part of the Every Child NC Coalition’s Leandro Week of Action.
VIGILIA DE ORACIÓN por la EDUCACIÓN
En la ocasión de la audiencia de la Corte Suprema de Carolina del Norte para el PLAN LEANDRO: el plan legislativo de Carolina del Norte para brindar a todos los niños una educación básica sólida.
miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2022
inmediatamente después del evento de prensa de las 9 am de Cada Niño NC
TODOS son BIENVENIDOS:
PADRES Y FAMILIAS
ALIADOS DE LA EDUCACIÓN PÚBLICA
PERSONAS DE TODAS LAS CREENCIAS
LEANDRO WEEK OF ACTION DETAILS
Week of Action Kick-Off
Saturday, August 27th, 10am-12noon on Halifax Mall behind the Legislature and Next to the NC Department of Public Instruction at 301 N. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh.
- Food Trucks
- Face Painting
- Rally & Speakers
- Fun for the WHOLE family!
“All Together: A Documentary Series” in August!
PNCC is a founding member of the Communities for the Education of Every Child Coalition, and you can learn more about the landmark Leandro case at everychildnc.org.
More details area available in the July 2022 Every Child NC Newsletter in both English and Spanish.
PNCC was one of 144 signers on the Amicus Brief coordinated by the Every Child NC Coalition in favor of the Leandro Plan. See the press release and full Amicus Brief here. Every Child NC is a statewide coalition of advocates working to push the Leandro Plan forward. PNCC is a proud founding member of the coalition.
Another Amicus Brief was recently submitted by NC business and civil leaders. We appreciate their support as well!