“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s a turbulent time in our country, with a palpable sense of fear and uncertainty pervading the air. Our most treasured American freedoms are under attack. We are witnessing actions that threaten to erase the rights we hold dear, rights that took generations of struggle to win.
People are being affected on every front – from attempts to remove books and poems from our children’s schools, fear of seeking medical attention, insecurity over losing homes, encroachments on bodily autonomy, to Black erasure, and more. The list seems unending.
The courts, which used to be a beacon of justice and fairness, are leading the way in the denial of these rights. It’s a dangerous path that too often leads to autocratic control. It is not a path we can afford to tread.
We at Safe Schools believe in standing up to tyranny irrespective of party lines. We believe in fighting for what’s right, which includes standing up for our rights.
This is why we have joined forces with the We The People Coalition. On July 2nd, we will take to the streets in Ft. Lauderdale, right at the heart of the battle. We aim to send a very clear message: We are fed up, and we are not afraid.
We invite you, our youth, parents, teachers, and supporters, to join us in this march. Let’s show our solidarity. Let’s ignite the flame of involvement and be a part of the solution. Together, we can give America a reason to stand tall and fight for the values it cherishes.
Your presence can make a difference. “We The People” are committed to freedom, justice, equity, personal liberty, and doing what’s right to protect our rights.
Remember, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King Jr.). It’s time to unite. It’s time to act. Please share this email with your friends and family. The more people we can get to join us on July 2nd, the louder our message will be.
See you on the streets,
We encourage you to share this information with friends, fellow teachers, and allies and join us in bringing awareness to our efforts. Your support is essential for our ongoing work to create safe spaces for all students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or expression. Please consider donating to Safe Schools so that we can continue advocating for inclusivity and diversity within the education system.