North Carolina's Moral Mondays making waves!
Activists, including members of PAA affiliate Mecklenburg ACTS, have helped make North Carolina's "Moral Monday" weekly demonstrations the talk of the nation.
The 13th Moral Monday event took place on July 29th and was the largest ever, bringing together up to 10,000 people to protest a number of ALEC-inspired legislative changes in North Carolina. Among the highlighted issues were budget and salary cuts for the state's schools.
Don't miss the new blog post
on the event by PAA founding member and leader of Mecklenburg ACTS Pamela Grundy. More below in PAA News.
Lots of folks around the U.S. are looking at Moral Mondays as an effective model for organizing around education and other issues. Democracy in Education Convention coming to Madison WI
If you are anywhere near Madison, Wisconsin, next week, consider checking out the Democracy Convention
, a series of nine convenings on various topics including education.
PAA co-founder Julie Woestehoff will be a part of the opening plenary panel for the Education for Democracy sessions. The plenary is scheduled from 9 - 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 7.
This would be a great opportunity to meet up with a PAA leader to learn more about PAA. You can contact Julie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.