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Dublin City Schools Teachers Plan Protest For Racial Justice

Dublin pedestrian bridge at the Bridge Park District.
A protest is planned at the Dublin Bridge Street District on Saturday.

Teachers from Dublin City Schools are planning a protest Saturday morning over the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd.

Davis Middle School language arts teacher Cortney Ingram came up with the idea, along with a friend who’s a school counselor.

“We were just talking one night," Ingram says, "and we were like, ‘You know, we know that as educators our goal in life is to educate, lead and be role models for our students.'"

Ingram says as a teacher, it's important to address issues of systemic racism. Teachers will line the sidewalks of Ohio Route 161 and Dublin Bridge Street District. Ingram expects teachers from other school districts to show up as well.

“As far as showing up and showing our support, we knew we needed to do something,” Ingram says. “So we decided, why not have all the teachers come together in our district and show our support for our families and our students?”

The protest is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.