We thank everyone who spoke on behalf of the women, of the clinic and the residents of Ealing.
The new language, in part, says the following: "Clothing and accessories are not to substantially disrupt the education process.Just keep it simple at the get-go, and if all goes well, increase the scope with each subsequent event.Before you start doing anything else, look for people who are willing to help you.Students are not to wear clothing, buttons, patches, jewelry or any other items with words, phrases, symbols, pictures or signs that are indecent, profane or racially intimidating." Originally, the new language said items were not allowed to create "a reasonable forecast of disruption" but that phrase was removed after those pushing for a ban said the language made the policy too weak."The presence of visible emblems of hatred in and of themselves are disruptive to the learning of many students," said Stacey Sewell.The change passed the first of two votes Monday night, with those pushing for a ban calling it a "victory." "It felt like a win to me," said Latarndra Strong with the Hate Free Schools Coalition.
Strong and others fought for months to ban the Confederate flag from Orange County schools.
"Our schools have finally deemed the Confederate flag intimidating," Strong said.
"We can make sure that when the Confederate flag is worn at our schools, that we can bring it to the attention of the teachers and they have to do something about it." The policy requires a second vote at the next school board meeting.
They could be friends and family or people affected by the cause you're looking to support.
Even be random people you meet through your child's playgroup or a professional organization may be willing to volunteer. There are all kinds of places where you can stage your walkathon: in a park, on a high school track, or even inside a mall. One mile, two mile and five mile walks are popular. Keep in mind that some locales require permits, and you'll want an area where you can have a celebration when walkers finish their course.
The vote comes after some parents and students called on the system to ban Confederate flags on student clothing and school system property.