(MLIVE) — A coalition of religious leaders, parents and activists promised that if Brooke Harris wasn’t back in her teaching job by Friday, they’d be protesting her former school by Monday — and they’re sticking to it.
At 11 a.m., the group will rally outside Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School for Harris, who said she was fired last month after bringing forth her students’ suggestion for a wear-a-hoodie fundraiser in the wake of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
“The superintendent’s decision to fire Miss Harris is a no-win for anyone, the school, students or parents. We intend to continue shedding light on this act of injustice,” the Rev. Charles Williams II, pastor of King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, said in a Sunday night news release.