This Saturday, NYCoRE is calling for a educators to join a Day of Service/Action/Solidarity/Relief for those still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In addition to providing direct relief, we are also collecting stories and questions about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on public education.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Report to: 520 CLINTON AVE @ 9AM
Click here for info about Clinton Avenue Occupy Sandy hub
You can RSVP here (or scroll below) so that we can inform them of our volunteer numbers. You are also welcome to show up day-of.
Cars are especially needed.
If you have a story about public education in the aftermath of Sandy or a question still unanswered by the DOE, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find event on facebook here
Greetings NYCoRE Community,
At our last member meeting on November 16th we spent the first hour examining the impact and implications of Hurricane Sandy (we read Naomi Klein’s editorial Superstorm Sandy- A People’s Shock?) and discussed what might be our response of radical educators.
Talking and Teaching about Hurricane Sandy
For ideas and resources about examining the storm with students and resources for getting/giving support, visit and add to the NYCoRE wiki space: Talking and Teaching About Hurricane Sandy.
Educators Day of Solidarity- Supporting Impacted Communities
Come together with other members of the educational justice community for a collective day of support on December 8th.
RSVP BELOW or at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpFbDNpcTUyY0RyZXFzb29vNHdwRVE6MQ
In addition we are reaching out to Occupy Sandy Child Care to find ways that our skills/experience as educators can be of particular value longer term as the recovery efforts continue. If you are interested in more long term work with the childcare collective, please email email@example.com
Gathering Stories and Questions
Stories: At our meeting on Friday we discussed that the stories of students, teachers and parents are largely untold by the media now that schools are “up and running”. NYCORE would like to collect these stories. If you have stories about how your school was affected, is currently still affected, please send stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also during our Day of Action/Day of Relief on December 8th, we would like all educators to collect stories about public schools.
Many of us have questions about our schools, our jobs, and our students in the aftermath of Sandy. We would like to collect these questions and find a way to publicly and collectively present them to the Department of Education. Email questions you have or your school has to email@example.com
We will create a Tumblr that hosts these stories as well as questions you have for the DOE. After collection, we can discuss as radical educators how to present them. Please join us in this effort!