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August 29, 2013

Southern Poverty Law Center to present at NAACP town hall

Sept. 4 at 6 p.m., public invited

Live Oak — The Suwannee County Branch of the NAACP will be holding a community town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Triumph Church Fellowship Hall in Live Oak. First Vice President Alzonzo Philmore invited the Southern Poverty Law Center to brief parents and guardians of students on how the practices of Suwannee County Schools are failing local children.

According to a press release, SPLC’s Policy and Legislative Director David Utter and Co-Director of Advocacy Christine Henderson will lead a discussion on Suwannee County’s policies and practices that push hundreds of students out of the classroom and into the school-to-prison pipeline.

The release stated, “This unfair practice too often leads to academic underperformance, juvenile arrests and detention.”

All NAACP members and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Fried fish and fries will be served to those in attendance.

For more information, contact Philmore at 386-205-9132.

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