12 Dec 2010

Banlieues rising! EMA Protest tomorrow!

Just got this email, sharing it with you!  Banlieues rising!

I'm letting you know that a protest has been called at the Department of
Business, Innovation and Skills at 1 Victoria Street, Westminster at 4PM
tomorrow (Monday) to defend the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA),
which is set to be scrapped.

The EMA is a payment scheme for 16- to 19-year-olds from low-income
backgrounds who have chosen to stay in education. Together with the
trebling of tuition fees, abolishing the EMA will restrict access to
education even more.

The protest is called by the Education Activists Network and supported by
UCU London Region, as part of the Save the EMA day of action.

Location map:
http://www.bis.gov.uk/contact/london-offices

Hope to see you there.

If you have not already done so, please also sign the petition for the EMA
to be restored.

http://emacampaign.org.uk/sign/

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