2.22.13 NYCoRE Monthly Meeting

RSVP for NYCoRE’s General Meeting – Friday, February 22nd

Learn MORE about the Upcoming UFT Elections

MOREcaucusNYCThe UFT election season is right around the corner and it’s time to meet the candidates. Join NYCoRE and the candidates from the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) to discuss the UFT elections and the MORE platform. Some of the panelists include Julie Cavanagh, MORE’s Presidential Candidate, and Brian Jones, MORE’s Secretarial Candidate.

In addition to our political education piece, there will be more ways to engage in critical discussions around issues affecting education.

Check out the following breakout groups:

  • Anti-Racist White Educators Group
  • People of Color Working Group of NYCoRE
  • UFT 101 – Join UFT members to learn more about the your rights as UFT members and the structure of the UFT.
  • MORE UFT Election Campaign – Join MORE members to discuss ways to be involved in the upcoming elections.
  • New Teacher Group – Join other newish teachers in NYC to discuss issues affecting you and your classroom.
  • Conference Planning Committee – Members will continue their awesome work of planning this year’s conference. Registration is open!

Location:
NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY

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 here.

Some food will be provided

Please Bring ID

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

 

For questions, or if you would like to facilitate a breakout group, please e-mail Rosie at Rosie@nycore.org

Thanks,
NYCoRE Member Committee
http://www.nycore.org

NYQueer Elementary Series

Come join us for the first of three NYQueer events focused on queer issues in elementary schools.

Thursday February 21st –  film screening

What Do You Know? Six to twelve year-olds talk about gays and lesbians

When:             5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:

Cochrane Room, 2nd Floor of NYU’s East Building

239 Greene Street

(btwn Washingon Pl. and West 4th St.)

What Do You Know? Six to twelve year-olds talk about gays and lesbians is an award-winning professional development film produced by Welcoming Schools for elementary school staff and parents. The film features students from Massachusetts and Alabama discussing what they know about gay men and lesbians, what they hear at school, and what they’d like teachers to do.

Aimee Gelnaw from Welcoming Schools will facilitate a discussion and strategy- sharing session around the film, online resources, and how the Welcoming Schools program can help you to develop a more LGBTQ-inclusive community.

To learn more, visit:
http://dev.welcomingschools.org/what-do-you-know-the-film/

PLEASE RSVP to Joleen Hanlund at joleenhanlund@yahoo.com

 

ALSO- Mark your calendars for parts 2 and 3 of this series:

March 5th 5:30-7:30, Location TBD

Breaking Gender Stereotypes 

There is an important distinction to be made between addressing gender and addressing sexual identity in the classroom.  In this session we will consider how breaking gender stereotypes can promote the acceptance of LGBTQ identified people.

 

5:30-7:30 April 11th, Location TBD

Hard Conversations: Should we really be bringing sexuality into the elementary school classroom?

Words like GAY, LESBIAN and BISEXUAL have a tendency to raise a certain amount of discomfort when they emerge in elementary schools.  There is a fear that discussing sexual identity will amount to discussing sex.  Yet we believe it is just as important to explicitly discuss these identities as it is to break down gender stereotypes.  But when and how should sexual identity be included in classroom conversations or curriculum?