MPS students to join anti-violence rally

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools student leaders will join join Mayor Tom Barrett and the group Peace for Change Alliance on February 25 to rally against violence in the community and discuss solutions to curb it.

The event — organized by student leaders from Washington High School of Information Technology and Bradley Tech High School, the Peace for Change Alliance, 1 Mic Many Voices and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (MMABSE) — is set for noon to 2 p.m. at Washington, 2525 N. Sherman Boulevard, Milwaukee 53210.

Student leaders from Bay View High School, Bradley Tech High School, James Madison Academic Campus, North Division High School, Pulaski High School, South Division High School, the School of Career and Technical Education, Vincent High School and Washington are expected to join in the rally.

“I’m glad our students want to be a part of the solution to the violence in the community that affects so many of our schoolchildren and families throughout Milwaukee,” Superintendent Gregory Thornton said.

The event is sponsored by Peace for Change Alliance, MMABSE, 1 Mic Many Voices, VTexa, Man2Man and Urban Grass Roots.

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is expected to discuss violence in the community at a special meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208. Community members and school families are invited and encouraged to attend to discuss the issue.

Reporters: MPS Communications Director Roseann St. Aubin expects to attend the Saturday event and can be a point of contact on February 25. Questions in advance can be directed to her at 414.475.8237.