I first heard from Issa George, who is the VP of the Garfield High Black Student Union. He says:
On Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 we are hosting a march from Garfield High School to the East Precinct of the Seattle Police Department on 12th and Pine. We plan on beginning our march at Garfield High School at 3:30pm,
then we plan to walk up 23rd until we reach Union st. where we will
make a left and march up Union until we hit 12th, then we will proceed
to the police department.
We are using this march to call attention to the mass amounts of police
brutality that happen in our country every day. We have prepared a
statement to address the Seattle Police Department. Our march is completely student run, and adult supported. We are
advertising this as a place for young people of color to express their
feelings about the police. Attached is our statement. We are only
affiliated with Garfield High School, and this is a Black Student Union
Here is their statement. They end it with this quote:
Warning' by Langston Hughes
"Negroes, Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day They change their mind.”
The other walk-out, as I previously reported and now confirmed by the GHS PTSA, is tomorrow, Thursday the 23rd at 1:50 pm (the number of students who will be affected by a class going away).