Butterfield to Highlight Diversity and Education in the District
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) will make several stops next week in North Carolina’s First Congressional District to discuss diversity, highlight education efforts, and celebrate Black History Month.
On Monday, Butterfield will participate in a forumsponsored by the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN), with twenty Latino leaders to discuss education, healthcare, economic development, and immigration issues affecting the state’s Latino community.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Butterfield will visit several schools. While there, he will meet with Teach For America (TFA) educators and Eastern North Carolina TFA Executive Director Robyn Schryer Fehrman. The Congressman will also instruct students in a short lesson in African-American history in recognition of Black History Month.
Butterfield will cap his tour with a book delivery to Greene County Middle School, whose library was destroyed by the tornados that ravaged the state last April. The books were donated through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. Since 2008, the program has collected thousands of books for eligible organizations and institutions.
WHAT: Butterfield Highlights Education, Diversity, and Black History Month in the District
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, February 20
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Latino Listening Session
East Carolina Heart Institute Conference
115 Heart Drive
Greeneville, North Carolina 27834
Wednesday, February 22
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Teach for America Classroom Visit
Plymouth High School
800 East Main Street
Plymouth, North Carolina
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Washington County Government Services Tour
9500 Highway 94 North
Creswell, North Carolina 27928
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Teach For America Classroom Visit
Bertie STEM High School
715 US Highway 13 North
Windsor, North Carolina 27983
Thursday February 23
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Teach For American Classroom Visit
Northampton West STEM High School
152 Hurricane Drive
Gaston, North Carolina 27832
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Northampton Memorial Library Visit
207 West Jefferson Street
Jackson, North Carolina 27845