ST. PETERSBURG — The NAACP has a long and strong history of advocating for the educational rights of children of color in this country, and the same is true for the work of the St. Petersburg branch.
For much of that time it has been an uphill struggle for us to get quality educational resources put in the places where they are most urgently needed. This factor was brought to light by the “Failure Factories” series of articles published by the Tampa Bay Times in recent months.
In order to obtain more first-hand narratives from the population most affected by the allegations and issues reported in the Times articles, and others consequent to them, the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP has organized a public forum for the parents and students of those schools to air their particular experiences.
The Parent Forum is set to take place March 19 from 11-1 p.m., at Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S, St. Petersburg. The event will be moderated to give everyone an opportunity to voice their concerns and for those concerns to be heard and recorded for follow up by the NAACP.