5.24.12 – Book Party: “Practice what you Teach” by Bree Picower

 RSVP by Friday, by May 18th

Please join NYCoRE in celebrating the release of:

Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets
by Bree Picower

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Please RSVP by Friday, May 18th (scroll down on this page)

Copies of Practice What You Teach will be available at the party with a donation of $25 or higher.
[Credit, cash or checks (Made to: Center for Immigrant Families) will be accepted]

All proceeds will be donated to NYCoRE


The Rock Shop starting @ 8:45 pm
249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

This NYCoRE Book Party is being made possible by support from the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center.

For Questions: edwin@nycore.org

You can also purchase the book at Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Book Store

What people are saying about Practice What You Teach:

“Both practical and provocative, this book will be an essential tool for those working to develop teachers who are both more critical in their teaching and more invested in activism beyond the classroom. ” — Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

“Bree Picower shows how teacher activism develops and can be nurtured in this engaging, personal, and highly insightful volume. This book is a must-read for anyone who believes that education is key to social justice.” — Christine Sleeter, President of the National Association for Multicultural Education

“Based on sound research with teachers at various stages of consciousness about inequity and injustice, this book will be an invaluable source of support and inspiration for all teachers.” — Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst




5.18.12 – NYCoRE Monthly Meeting: Philadelphia Public Schools for Sale?

Join NYCoRE for its May Monthly Meeting!

This month’s political educations piece:

Philadelphia Public Schools for Sale?

Hear firsthand from Philadelphia education activists about their struggle to save their public schools from the chopping block.

Read up on the struggle to save Philadelphia schools through the following articles:






Break-out Groups: If you would like to facilitate a breakout group, please e-mail Rosie at Rosie@nycore.org

Date: Friday, May 18, 2012

Where: NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge  – 82 Washington Square East

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

There will also be a NYCoRE 101 Session at 5:30 for folks who are new to NYCoRE and who would like to hear more about the organization and ways to plug into it.

If you are interested, please RSVP on the form below.

If you would like to propose a breakout session for the meeting, please e-mail Rosie

Some food will be provided.

Please Bring ID Please RSVP to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.


NYCoRE Member Committee

Support provided by the Union Square Award, a project of the Tides Center.



5.4.12 – Nuestras historias no son ilegales: El Barrio Screening of Precious Knowledge

Segments of the film Precious Knowledge will be viewed and discussed as part of the CACHE Programs two day event in El Barrio/East Harlem.

Discussion Panelists include:

Prof. Jaime Estades, MSW, Esq, (Rutgers University, Founder & Director, Latino Leadership Institute),

Pedro Pedraza (National Latin@ Education Research & Policy Project(NLERAP), Researcher, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College) and

Edwin Mayorga (NYCoRE & NLERAP)

Moderated by Prof. Blanca Vaszquez (Hunter College).

Friday, May 4th, 6 p.m. — Free Admission & Refreshments.

*CACHE Program @ Casabe Houses Community Development
150 East 121st Street @ Lexington Avenue
El Barrio, NYC

RSVP by May 1:
cacheprogram@gmail.com / 212-410-6030 ext 306

*CACHE stands for Casabe’s Art, Culture, History & Education Program

We are especially interested in having Latino youth, parents and teachers attend, as well as all NYC education and community activists.

PDF Event Flier, created by Benita Rivera

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