As scheduled, Nov. 17th will be a full day of non-violent mass demonstrations throughout the city to celebrate Occupy Wall Street’s two month anniversary, and the birth of a movement that has inspired people locally and globally.
We will celebrate this historic day through sign making, speak outs, teach ins, and a march across the Brooklyn bridge. This will be a family friendly event, with activities for children. Feel free to bring cupcakes, art supplies, your mic check and a whole lotta noise!
A better future on the horizon and we celebrate it this Thursday. Why? Because we are unstoppable and another future is possible!!!!!
At the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)* meeting on October 25th, Chancellor Walcott (the 1%) is planning a “conversation on raising standards in the classroom.”But we have some more pressing issues for changing public education.
Join us as weOCCUPY THE PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICYand add your voice and issues to the agenda.
How do YOU want public education to change? What are YOUR “common core standards”?
*The PEP is an un-elected 13-member body (the majority of whom are appointed by Bloomberg) that makes decisions for the Department of Education. Think of it like a Board of Directors.The PEP meetings are open to the public. ALL ARE WELCOME.
NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge: 82 Washington Square East
(actual entrance around the corner at 26 washington place map here)
— Please RSVP below, so we can order food and for security list.
**If you are new to NYCoRE, please consider coming at 5:30 for a NYCoRE 101, so you can more easily jump into the meeting and the work.**
This month, special guests will facilitate our political education component:
Members of CPE/CEP (Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública) will present on their fight for community control of schools and against mayoral control. They will have just conducted a public tribunal to put on trial perpetrators of education crimes, with the aim of creating legitimate alternative institutions that model a just, anti-racist, vision of education governance.
We are excited to welcome our allies at CPE/CEP. We look forward to finding ways for educators to struggle along side communities of color in the fight to end racist, top-down, institutionalized disenfranchisement of families, community and educators from our own PUBLIC education system.
We will view a trailer for Precious Knowledge, a documentary about the struggle to keep Ethnic Studies legal in Arizona and beyond. NYCoRE is co-sponsoring a fundraising film screening and visit from two teachers from Tucson who have started a lawsuit against the state bill aimed at destroying their program. View the trailer here and buy tickets at http://www.nycore.org/preciousknowledge .