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The good folks at the NC Defend Education Coalition will gather this Saturday at NC A&T in Greensboro. The group — which is spearheaded by college students — could also use some donations to help defray the costs. Scroll down for more details.

Here is the official announcment:

The future is ours! A fight back and organizing conference of the NC Defend Education Coalition: With a keynote address from Waldemiro Vélez Soto, a leader of the student movement in Puerto Rico

Saturday, March 24 // 9am – 6pm — NC A&T University, Greensboro

***Register online today!

On February 10, hundreds of students from across NC marched against tuition hikes and budget cuts.

On March 24, we’ll be gathering again to chart out the next steps for our movement. Read More

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The following is from the good people at the NC Defend Education Coalition. Click here to support their excellent cause:

“On February 10, the UNC Board of Governors will vote on tuition and fee increases for all UNC system schools. Some hikes could exceed 10%, compelling students to speak out against the increase that will effect many students’ ability to access higher education. They have found support from many organizations, including the NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber II.

Earlier this month, the Association of Student Governments (ASG) pledged to support student efforts to have a presence at the February 10 meeting by funding transportation from every school.

But under pressure from the UNC General Administration and Board of Governors, Read More