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Education Apartheid Day of Action

On June 21st students, parents, community activists, and faith leaders from different traditions will converge on the steps of the State Capitol for POWER’s “Educational Apartheid” Day of Action to demand equality for our children. We ask you to join us as we stand in solidarity with one another and continue demanding fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students. In addition to a large rally we will reinforce our demands by marching to legislative offices to ensure that our voices are heard. Join us as we unite to hold our legislators accountable, stand up and speak out!

For more information please contact the event’s lead organizer Nathan Sooy (

  • 8:30 AM – Buses leave POWER office in Philadelphia and from POWER Metro Location (POWER Metro Location TBD)
  • 9:30 AM – Briefing on buses on the day’s activities
  • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM  Buses from POWER Philadelphia and POWER Metro arrive at State Capitol
  • 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM  Participants from POWER Philadelphia and POWER Metro go through security
  • 12:00 PM  – 1 PM   Rally in State Capitol’s main rotunda, speakers include:
    • Sheila Armstrong, parent and POWER Philadelphia Community Organizer
    • Professor Drew Hart of Messiah College
    • Rev. Gregory Holston, Executive Director, POWER Interfaith
    • Rabbi Julie Greenberg
    • Rabbi Eli Freedman, parent
    • Brooke Wise, student
    • Amir Lewis, student
    • Former Rep. David Parker of Equity First
    • Emanuel Wilkerson, Pottstown School Board
  • 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM  Actions on Eichelberger and Hickernell
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM  Load buses for POWER Philadelphia and POWER Metro return trips
  • 3:00 PM PM  Center PA Clergy and Lay Leaders debrief at (Location TBD)
  • 4:30 PM Debrief on buses for POWER Philadelphia and POWER Metro leaders
  • 6:00 PM Buses return to POWER Office and POWER Metro location

Parking: Those driving are recommended to park at the Walnut Street Garage (215 Walnut St. Harrisburg, PA 17101). The garage is located 2 blocks from the Capitol.

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Can’t come to Harrisburg on June 21st but want to support this and other POWER actions? Click here to make a contribution.