From the Streets to our Schools: The Educator’s Role in Disrupting Anti-Blackness

In this meeting, we will be deepening our understanding of anti-Blackness and how it shows up in our schools and classrooms. We’ll be exploring these questions:

What is anti-Blackness?
How does anti-Blackness manifest in our school and in our classrooms?
What does anti-Blackness have to do with neoliberal education reform?

We will also work collaboratively to come up with ways for us as educators to disrupt anti-Blackness. We will be reading an excerpt from Katherine McKittrick’s Mathematics Black Life and huffpost piece by Michael Dumas titled Things Are Gonna Get Easier: Refusing Schools as Sites of Black Suffering.

In the second half of the meeting, we will have some time for Working Groups to check in and for new members to become oriented with NYCoRE in our NYCoRE 101 session.

Please join us as we strengthen our collective political analysis and prepare for the work of this school year!

**Once again, PLEASE RSVP below to give us a head count (maximum of 70 people) for food and so we can notify security.!**

Location:
iMentor
30 Broad Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY

Date:
Friday, October 21st

Time:
5-5:30PM Food and mingle
5:30-8:00 PM Member Meeting

We are striving to make NYCoRE general meetings as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility needs and would like to share them with us in advance, we would welcome that information and we will do our best to meet those needs.

**Once again, PLEASE RSVP below to give us a head count for food and so we can notify security!**

NYCoRE
http://www.nycore.org
info@nycore.org

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RSVP for NYCoRE’s September Meeting **NEW LOCATION!!**

It’s time for NYCoRE’s first meeting of the 2016-2017 School Year!

**Please note that we’re at a NEW location this year, so it’s ESPECIALLY important that you RSVP!**

Location:
iMentor
30 Broad Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY

Date:
Friday, September 16

Time:
5-5:30PM Food and mingle
5:30-8:00 PM Member Meeting

**Please note that we’re starting earlier this year to allow for more time for eating and mingling!**

In this meeting, we will be reviewing our membership expectations for the year, our commitment to being an antiracist organization, our Points of Unity, our history, as well as our political lens.

We’ll be exploring these questions:
How do structural racism, whiteness, and white supremacy manifest in the public school system?
What does neoliberalism have to do with education reform?
How can we as educators resist the forces that attack the public education system?

Additionally, we’ll have some time for Working Groups to check in and meet new members.

Please join us as we strengthen our collective political analysis and prepare for the work of this school year!

**Once again, PLEASE RSVP below to give us a head count for food and so we can notify security!**

NYCoRE

http://www.nycore.org

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NYCoRE Conference Biennial Statement

Hello NYCoRE Family,

Over last seven years, the annual NYCoRE conference has grown from a small gathering of 150 people, to over 1200 students, educators, activists and community members!  We have worked hard to create an inclusive and justice-oriented space filled with new ideas, art, education and love.  Through the years, we have developed many exciting features, such as child care, kids track, inclusive name tags, interactive arts, pass the hat, a social media team, youth open mic lunch, breakfast/lunch/snack, all day coffee, community and raffle time with a DJ, organizational and sales tables, stellar keynote speakers, and over 75 annual youth and adult-led workshops.  Thank you for your support as we continue to build toward a radical and socially just world.

While our conference has grown in attendance, effort, workshops, and mouths to feed, our capacity has not.  We have always been and continue to be an all-volunteer grassroots organization made up of people employed in other full-time jobs.  Because of our commitment to continue to maintain the high quality of the NYCoRE conference, we have decided to move to a biennial model.  From now on, we will hold the conference every other year, in the off years of the Free Minds Free People conference, put on by one of our sister organizations, The Education for Liberation Network.  Therefore, NYCoRE will not hold our event in 2017, but will be back in 2018 for our 8th, now biennial, conference.  

Thank you for your understanding and support.
NYCoRE

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