The on again, off again press conference backing Wake's diversity policy has been scheduled for Monday
The "Friends of Diversity Press Conference," organized by school board member Keith Sutton, brings together several community leaders to talk about the importance of diversity in Wake's schools. Speakers will include Sutton, Knightdale Mayor Russell Killen and Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon.
Sutton is stressing that no school board candidate endorsements will be made. But you don't have to put two and two together to figure out who they'd like you to support.
Here's the press release:
For immediate release
Topic: Friends of Diversity Press Conference
Time: 10 am Monday, Oct. 5
Place: Raleigh Convention Center
A large cross-section of community leaders, business groups, parents and teachers will hold a press conference at 10 am Monday to speak about the importance of diversity in Wake County’s public schools. The event will be held in the lobby of the Raleigh Convention Center.
Those scheduled to speak at the event include Knightdale Mayor Russell Killen, Capitol Broadcasting Corporation President Jim Goodmon, newly-appointed Wake County school board member Keith Sutton, St. Matthew AME Pastor Marion Robinson and attorney Wade Smith of Tharrington, Smith LLP.
The purpose of the event is to underscore the importance school diversity has played in the growth an d success of Wake County. The event is being held to note the importance of school diversity prior to the Oct. 6 board elections in eastern and southern Wake County as well as North Raleigh and Cary. No candidate endorsements will be made.