Show up, call, email, tweet
The school board is voting on changing the name of JEB Stuart High on June 22nd. The pro-Confederate opposition to the change has mounted in the last month and now school board members previously committed to change are on the fence.
We need a large turnout at this week’s school board meeting to support the students working for change.
Thursday, June 8 at 7pm
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
We also need people, especially those who live in Fairfax County, emailing and calling the school board members individually (do not use the group email form on the website, email these addresses individually):
McLaughlin, Kaufax, Moon, and Corbett-Sanders are currently undecided.
Contact numbers for school board members: www.fcps.edu/school-board/school-board-members
We’ll have small signs to hold, but if you’d like to make your own, suggested messages for posters/tweets are:
Change the name
JEB was racist
Schools shouldn’t be monuments to white supremacy
Remembrance not reverence
Why name a school for JEB in 2017?
Take it down
Students support the name change
Choose the future not the past
#OurFCPS (school system’s hashtag, be mindful that young people are involved in and see this content)