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Protest Today Against HISD Board Member Manuel Rodriguez

There will be a protest later today against newly reelected Houston Independent School Board Member Manuel Rodriguez.

Mr. Rodriguez, who won by 24 votes, circulated what many view–including myself—as anti-gay campaign materials.

Mr. Rodriguez has apologized. That is not enough in this case.  There is simply no way that Mr. Rodriguez can be seen as an advocate for all kids in Houston schools. Nor can he be seen as an example to follow by either students or HISD employees.

Texas Watchdog has reported on this story. 

Here are details of the protest this afternoon—

JOIN US in protest of HISD School Board Trustee Manuel Rodriguez, who according to the Houston Chronicle, displayed “appalling homophobia” over the weekend. The HISD School Board is the LAST place that we want this kind of homophobia to be in power. 

What: HISD School Board meeting

When: Thursday, Nov 10; outdoor protest beginning at 5pm, public hearing at 6:30pm 

Where: The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 West 18th Street, in the board auditorium. 

PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION. We have several signed up to speak, but also want as many as possible there to stand with us in solidarity against bigotry on the HISD School Board!

For background on this issue, see: http://blog.chron.com/k12zone/2011/11/gay-rights-group-condemns-hisd-trustees-ad-updated/

November 10, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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