Friday, October 17, 2014
Join NYCoRE for our first working group only meeting. This meeting will consist of mainly working group time and report backs so you can learn about the radical work of other groups. You will have the option to choose from the following working groups below.
**If you want more information please attend the NYCoRE 101 where representatives from each working group will be there to discuss their work.**
There will be two groups, the Political Education Working Group and High Stakes Testing Campaign, that will continue the discussion from September’s Meeting around Race, Neo-liberalism and Testing through reading and discussing the chapter “High-Stakes Testing: A Tool for White Supremacy for Over 100 Years” by Wayne Au from the forthcoming Picower B. & Mayorga E. (2015) What’s Race Got To Do With It: How Current School Reform Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality. Peter Lang Publishers.
Please e-mail Rosie@nycore.org to request a copy of the article to read before the meeting.
Conference Working Group:
The Conference Working Group is responsible for all of the organizing (from t-shirt design to food service) of NYCoRE’s Annual Conference. The conference committee currently has two openings: Tables/ads coordinator and Presenter Liaison. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you are interested in either role.
Political Education Working Group:
This group will discuss and analyze critical texts that relate to neo-liberalism, racism, and high-stakes testing as well as design political education for the larger NYCoRE membership body.
High Stakes Testing Campaign Working Group:
This is a new group that will focus on building a campaign against high-stakes testing. In our initial state, we will focus on studying and constructing our analysis around race, neo-liberalism and testing.
We work to create safer schools for undocumented students, advocate for equal rights and opportunities for all students, increase access to resources, and lift up student activism and leadership around issues of immigration.
Curriculum Working Group:
We share lessons and strategize around how to challenge racism and oppression in a variety of education environments.
NYQueer Working Group:
NYQueer focuses on issues of gender and sexuality as they relate to school communities. We aim to support and make connections between teachers, students and community organizations engaged in the work of creating spaces where all identities are acknowledged and respected.
New Teacher Underground:
New Teacher Underground is a safe space for new or new-feeling teachers to collaborate, trouble-shoot our pedagogical practices, and bond!
Adult Educators for Social Justice:
We are educators working with adult learners; join us to share strategies for social justice pedagogy and practice within the field and to advocate, agitate, and grow together.
In addition to the working groups meeting at our monthly gatherings, there are two affinity groups of NYCoRE that meet outside of meetings.
Educators of Color Group:
We are a group of people who identify as educators of color…who advocate for a nurturing, transformative and action-driven space for educators of color to connect, learn, struggle, and heal together.
Anti-Racist White Educators Group (AWE-G):
The Antiracist White Educators Group (AWE-G) aims to cultivate a supportive yet critical space for white-identifying educators to work towards understanding, confronting and undoing racism and white supremacy in ourselves, our schools, and the larger world
Friday, October 17th
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.
Vegetarian dinner will be provided. Please bring your own drinks. Also, NYCoRE is making an effort to go more green this year. We’ll have plates and cutlery, but we encourage you to bring your own so we can reduce our use of disposables. Let’s be radical in all aspects of living.
Please Bring ID and RSVP here to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.