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STOP THE HATE RALLY!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021
2902 LINDBERGH DRIVE, MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN
The Manitowoc Human Rights Coalition is calling a rally immediately before our next school board meeting to defend our school system and our library from the forces of intolerance, bigotry, racism and hate that are undermining diversity and respect for all members of our community.
Our schools and library are increasingly under attack from a well-funded and nationally organized campaign that opposes free thought, truth, diversity, our unions and opportunities for our children.
Most of the organizations such as the Americans for Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) are funded by the extreme right-wing Bradley Foundation (the same foundation behind many anti-worker and racist attacks on we the people in Wisconsin from union busting to the evisceration of environmental protections and attacks on voting rights). They are all now engaging in deeper attacks on our school boards and our public institutions such as libraries.
The recent resignation of our library director in the face of organized attacks on diversity programming at the library is a 5-alarm wake-up call for everyone who cares about our right to engage in truthful, intelligent and inclusive discussion in our community!
We will be on the sidewalk beginning at 6 PM with signs opposing hate, bigotry, racism and intolerance, and signs in support of public schools, our library, free and truthful dialog, diversity and love.
The school board meeting begins at 7 PM. Those wishing to speak to the board on those issue can submit a request to speak prior to the meeting: