D.C. Parents of Black, Latino Students to Hold Protest

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Parents of African-American and Latino students in D.C. public schools will hold a demonstration Monday evening in protest of what they say is the systematic denial of their participation in education-related matters, particularly the mandated closings of 15 schools in low-income communities.

The event, which is sponsored by community advocacy organization Empower DC, will take place 7 p.m. at McKinley Senior High School in Northeast.

The gathering will include a press conference, during which parents will share their stories of being unjustly denied the opportunity to participate in the education of their children, according to an Empower DC statement.
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