Philly Students Lead Citywide Assembly on Education

On February 1, youth leaders with the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) and Youth United for Change led a citywide assembly to talk about education in Philadelphia and what students can do to protect and fight for their public schools. 

Hundreds of young leaders came to the Turn Up for the Movement event to learn about education budget cuts and the school-to-prison pipeline. From PSU: 

"By holding a massive public assembly open to all high school students, the youth organizers at the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change hoped to draw more young people into organizing for high quality public education. A youth leader with the Philadelphia Student Union, Devonne Fisher, said, 'We held this event to bring the youth of Philly together to show that we all care about our schools. This is just the beginning of more large student mobilizations to fight back against the attack on public education.' Devonne, whose school was closed last year, is a senior at South Philadelphia High School and an organizer of the event."

Check out a few pictures below and head over to PSU's blog to see more!

 

 

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