Youth Empowered in the Struggle, teachers, & parents to rally before vote in support of the resolution
Who: Youth Empowered in the Struggle, Schools and Communities United, Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association, students, parents, community supporters
What: Rally and Vote on MPS Sanctuary District Resolution
When: Thursday, March 30th. Rally at 5:45pm, vote begins at 6:30
Where: Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – On Thursday, March 30th, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will vote on a resolution to declare Milwaukee Public Schools a sanctuary district. The resolution would bar Immigration agents from school grounds and provide education workers with more tools to support immigrant and refugee students and their families.
“As a DACA recipient and MPS student, it is very important for my school district to become a sanctuary,” said Carlos Ponce, 16, a student at Reagan High School. “I want to feel safe in my school and I want to know that my school values me enough to not share information about my family or me with ICE. I want my teachers to know there are many more students like me who are hungry for success and who will fight to protect our immigrant families and communities. We are here to stay.”