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Occupy Education Funding -- UPSET Uprising THIS Friday

This Friday, May 11, there will be a march and rally against school budget cuts. The demonstration is being called by UPSET (Underfunded Parents, Students, Educators, Together!) The march will start at the Rose Quarter at 3:30 p.m.; the rally is being held at Pioneer Courthouse Square and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

UPSET Uprising -- Occupy Education Funding!
(UPSET = Underfunded Parents, Students, Educators, Together!)
Friday, May 11 (THIS Friday)
March from Rose Quarter to Pioneer Courthouse Square -- March starts at 3:30 p.m.
Rally with speakers and performances at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 4:30 p.m. (There will be pre-event activities at Pioneer Courthouse Square between 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for those who cannot march.)

Spearheaded by a teacher and students at Grant High School, this is a march and rally against education budget cuts that impact the future of our youth who are our future.

Gather at Rose Quarter shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a march that begins at 3:30 p.m. The march will be across the Broadway Bridge and then down Broadway to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

If you cannot march at 3:30 p.m. -- due to work, school, mobility and other life commitments -- please head directly to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Pre-event activities will take place between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. when the rally starts.

It is anticipated that the march will take approximately 45 minutes to reach Pioneer Courthouse Square, just in time for the rally with speakers and performances.

For more information on UPSET, including how you can contact your legislators and write letters to the editor, please see
www.sites.google/site/upsetaboutyourchoices/home

See also
 http://portlandtribune.org/news/story.php?story_id=133539412105745900

and

 link to www.portlandoccupier.org

In solidarity!