Butterfield to Highlight Diversity and Education in the District

Feb 16, 2012
Press Release

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


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