Committee To Save Our Black Catholic Schools Holds Rally to Protest Archbishop Wuerl's...

Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:30am EST

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Committee To Save Our Black Catholic Schools Holds Rally to Protest Archbishop
Wuerl's Speech Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Archbishop Wuerl Orchestrated Converting of District's Black Catholic Schools

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
    WHO: Catholic school parents, alumni, students and supporters.
    WHAT: The Archdiocese of Washington has decided to close seven Catholic
schools, all predominantly African American, or turn them into public charter
schools.  Archbishop Wuerl is expected to use his MLK speech to insist that
the black community supports this decision.  That is not the case!!!  The
majority of the black community opposes converting or closing the schools
because it will be detrimental to efforts to provide quality education to
African American children.  The Archdiocese needs two-thirds of the
parishioners and parents at the targeted schools to support the conversion.
He does not have that support, and our rally will help demonstrate the
steadfast opposition to his plan.
    WHEN: Saturday, January 19 at 4:15 pm

    WHERE: St. Augustine Church, 2028 15th St. NW, (15th and V St.)
           Washington, DC

    CONTACT: Kathryn Allen 202-204-0600; 202-321-6890
             Joe McKenzie 301-455-6631
             Michael K. Frisby 202-625-4328

SOURCE  Committee To Save Our Black Catholic Schools

Kathryn Allen, +1-202-204-0600, or +1-202-321-6890, or Joe McKenzie,
+1-301-455-6631, or Michael K. Frisby, +1-202-625-4328, all for Committee To
Save Our Black Catholic Schools
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