MILWAUKEE – (June 24, 2016)–The Overpass Light Brigade will be joining together with public education supporters for a night-time action/vigil outside the Milwaukee Mexican Consulate Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm in support of teachers striking for public control of schools in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Media outlets are invited to cover the event on Friday, June 24. Reporters wishing to do interviews may also get in touch with the contact listed above.
Who: The Overpass Light Brigade; Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) students; Amy Mizialko, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association Vice President; Angelina Cruz, Racine Education Association President.
What: Solidarity action in support of public school educators on strike in Oaxaca, Mexico
Where: Mexican Consulate, 1443 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202
When: Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm-9:30pm
Visuals: Large illuminated handheld message
Hashtags to follow: #OaxacaLucha #Oaxaca
Teachers affiliated with the teachers’ union, the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) in Mexico are fighting against the privatization of schools, the firing of over 3,000 teachers, the arrests and criminalization of teacher union activists, brutal attacks on protesters that have left 8 dead and the elimination of culturally relevant indigenous curriculum. The CNTE have been on strike since early spring.
The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the activist climate of the Wisconsin Uprising. Our messages shine at night over highways and other public spaces. We believe in the power of communities coming together in physical space, as well as the importance of visibility for grassroots and progressive causes. We are a loose and inclusive affiliation of people dedicated to the power of peaceful protest and artful activism.