Supporters of the diversity policy plan to hold a candlelight vigil the night before the Wake County school board likely votes on Tuesday to go to neighborhood schools.
According to reporter Thomas Goldsmith, fliers for the Monday night vigil were being handed out at today's Great Schools in Wake Coalition press conference. The vigil is being organized by the Wake County Clergy Coalition.
A formal press conference announcing the vigil will be held tomorrow at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
Titled "This Little Light of Mine" after a familiar spiritual song, the demonstration is set for 7 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin St., Raleigh.
"We do not want to see our community divided into groups of differering socials and economic classes, races and cultures, languages, or faiths," organizers said in the flier.
According to a release from the Rev. Tom Rhodes, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, the coalition realizes the need for improvement in Wake schools, but calls the current board majority's push to change the policy "divisive and controversial."
Participants in the vigil are asked to bring their own candles.