On a beautiful Friday morning, hundreds of concerned students, parents, organizers and educators gathered in DC in a march calling for a national moratorium on school closures. In a display of true local/national solidarity, the Journey for Justice began at our own DCP Headquarters, where MLOV allies like Empower DC and others spoke to the injustices of school closures and how they affect students.
From there the group made their way to the Department of Education. Students from DC, NY, Philly, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago and even New Orleans were front and center, many displaying the "coffins" of their closed schools.
MLOV was proud to support and be a part of this powerful action. We stand behind students who believe we need to:
To see #Journey4Justice in action, check out the short video below produced by Empower DC's Grassroots Media Project. For more coverage of this and other events, like our Facebook page here and follow us on Twitter @mlovdc.