Various liberal groups that supported the old socioeconomic diversity policy are hoping to keep the now-defunct YWCA of the Greater Triangle's work alive when it comes to "education justice" in the Wake County school system.
The N.C. Justice Center is hosting a "Wake County Education Justice Organizing Meeting" on Saturday. Topics will include discussion of the impact of the new student assignment plan and a review of "latest inequity data using 2011-12 achievement data and discipline data."
According to this handout, they'll talk about carrying on the YWCA's education programs like Study Circles and the Wake Help initiative. They'll also discuss supporting this summer's Wake Youth Organizing Institute, which is "training, supporting, and developing the next generation of activists, organizers, and social change leaders in North Carolina."
The summer program trains young people how "to stop racism & school re-segregation, challenge the school to prison pipeline, and make schools safe for LBGTQ youth." The first institute in 2010 led to the creation of N.C. HEAT.