#156: JFK students 4 teacher rights; music

1m:  Koffee sings “Toast”

3m:  This morning while emptying the downtown trash barrels, I came across Roan Dunkerly, Noah Daube-Valois, and Jamie Payne, sitting on the steps of Northampton City Hall holding signs like “We love our teachers” and “We demand fair pay for teachers”. The three are 7th graders at JFK Middle School in Florence, and had walked out of school this morning and continued walking 4 miles to City Hall to deliver their message to the mayor and the public.
Community meeting coming up:

#FundOurFuture #TheSchoolsOurChildrenDeserve
Tuesday June 4th, Florence Civic Center, 5:30-7:30pm. Free pizza and childcare.

the rest of the show is… music, updates about my visit to Bikes Not Bombs and the Trinidad bike project, WMSURJ meeting and the reparations campaign, Florence night out coming up Saturday, “Race: The Power of an Illusion” Saturday in Greenfield, sponsored by Racial Justice Rising.

songs:  Ray Charles: Georgia on my Mind; JFK Middle School Jazz Band; Diana Ross – Reach Out and Touch Someone;  Gil Scott-Heron – Who’ll Pay Reparations on my Soul; Andy Grammer – Give Love

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