Certainly the struggle for educational and social justice never ends, but the fight against closures by the people of Philadelphia last week, and the troubling news about ethnic studies in Tucson, should inspire us to go forward in spite of the devastating attack that continues to be waged on all of us.
This coming week in NYC has a number of events that are, to me at least, a sign that there is still a lot of conversation and fight still left in this city. Check it out just some of what’s happening:
Monday, March 10th: Rally with the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) at NYC Panel on Ed Policy Meeting
5:00pm Brooklyn Tech
Monday, March 10th: PARCEO’s Community Screening of “180 Days Well Spent” followed by panel discussion with Dani Gonzalez, Marilyn Barnwell, Ann Cook and Flor Donoso, moderated by Edwin Mayorga
Cafe Amrita (301 W. 110th)
Read Edwin’s thoughts on 180 Days Well Spent here
Tuesday, March 11th: Live Stream Conversation on Organizing Education for Equality (w/Barbara Miner & Karen Lewis)
The JustPublics@365/CUNY Graduate Center’s participatory open online course on Social Inequalities will be live steaming from 6:30-730pm. The focus will be on Organizing Education for Equality. Guest speakers will be Barbara Miner, author of “Lessons from the Heartland” and Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union (via Skype). Get the link for live streaming and relevant readings at: http://inq13.gc.cuny.edu/module-5/
Wednesday, March 13th: “Fault Lines of Oppression, Front Lines of Resistance” – Barbara Miner, author Lessons from the Heartland Book Talk and Party
Rethinking Schools editor Stan Karp will introduce Barbara at this event.
CUNY Graduate Center RM. 6304
Friday, March 15th: Unions and Communities Working Together for Our Schools
Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union; UFT president Michael Mulgrew; Larry Moskowitz, coordinator of the Left Labor Project; Anthony Harmon, director for community and parent outreach at the UFT, and Lorrain Chavez, co-founder of the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign, will be speaking at this panel discussion.
UFT HQ 52 Broadway
Saturday, March 16th: New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) Conference with Karen Lewis as keynote!
9:00 – 5:15 pm
Hope you can check out as many events as you can.