FACE: Families Against Cuts to Education
We invite parents and citizens all over the province to show their FACE on April 12th by holding rallies in their communities to protest provincial cuts to public education. We are hoping that our family-friendly rally in Vancouver will spark a province-wide day of action in support of our public education system.
Show your FACE at the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery at noon on Sunday, April 12th, to tell the provincial government that our public education system deserves adequate funding, not more cuts! This is a non-partisan family-oriented rally organized by parents from:
- Protect Public Education Now
- MLA Playdate,
- FixBCEd, and
- the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council.
We are deeply concerned about the latest cuts to BC’s public education system announced in February’s budget; additionally, we are concerned about the delay to seismic upgrading of at-risk schools. We see the impacts of years of cuts on our kids’ schools, and worry that services will be further eroded by more cuts. We think children should be as safe as possible from earthquakes in the buildings where they spend six hours each day.
We encourage parents in other communities across BC to plan their own local FACE events on April 12th — let’s make this a BC-wide rally for adequate education funding!
We already have contacts in several communities outside of Vancouver who will be setting up their FACE events (see below). If you would like to organize in your community, please contact us so we can post it and help promote it. (Or you can leave a comment on the Facebook Event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Invite your family, invite your friends, invite your neighbours to stand up for public education in British Columbia!
UPDATE: FACE Rallies are currently also being planned for Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple Ridge and Kelowna — details posted below as they become available.
Don’t see one near you? Organize one for your community!
FACE Rallies and Events:
FACE Rally in VANCOUVER at noon on April 12th at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
FACE Rally in MAPLE RIDGE at noon on April 12th at Memorial Peace Park.
FACE Rally in KELOWNA at noon on April 12th at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.
Join FACE in VICTORIA at noon on April 12 for a festive spring Picnic & Press Conference to Protect BC’s Public Education at the main playground in Beacon Hill Park.
FACE Rally in Nanaimo from noon to 4pm on April 12 at Maffeo Sutton Park.