Wednesday Oct. 5th – Occupy Wall Street with NYCoRE!

NYCoRE Members, Allies and Friends

NYCoRE believes that Occupy Wall Street is a profoundly important form of social action that is deeply connected to the struggle against the racial and economic oppression of poor, working, people and people of color. NYCoRE, as Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers, said in a statement, “…is fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long.”

There is a large contingent of labor groups, unions and community organizations planning to rally on Wall Street this Wednesday
(http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/29/unions-and-liberal-groups-to-join-occupy-wall-street-protest/).

We need NYCoRE members and  allied groups to represent as a left contingent of the education movement! 

We will be marching under the Teachers Unite, NYCoRE and Fight Back Friday banners.

If you would like to march with us, here’s the 411:
Meeting Place: Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street
Time & Date: 4:30pm, Wednesday, October 5th
Contact: Ariana, NYCoRE: ariana@nycore.org

For info on the education contingent check out the Teachers Unite post: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286317301381058

For information on the the Community/Labor March check out: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282473051782707

 

NOTE — please email Ariana your name and cell phone number so that she can know you’re coming and so that she can be in touch as the date approaches!
Once we convene, we’ll march down to Zuccotti Park. Please wear a NYCoRE t-shirt, if you have one. We want to make our presence felt!

Lastly, please bring a buddy who has your contact info and/or let someone who isn’t coming know where you’ll be. Given Saturday’s arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, we want to be sure that we’re all accounted for and that people are looking out for us!

 

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Join October 2 Grade-In For Public Education (sponsored by Teachers Unite)

Public Schools and Universities Work Because We Do!

Join the October 2 Grade-In For Public Education


Dear NYCoRE Members and activists in the struggle for educational and social justice,

The attack on public education affects all of us, and in a city where the overwhelming majority of our students are poor/working class and of-color the effects are devastating. We must all stand together.

If you’ve got some papers to grade and/or lesson planning consider joining NYCoRE at our ally, Teachers Unite-sponsored, Grade-In for Public Education. The information is below.

Also, look out for more information from NYCoRE on the Oct 4th Rally in support of our DC 37 colleagues and the Oct 5th March on Wall Street.

In Solidarity,

NYCoRE Core Members

OCT 2nd GRADE-IN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Education cuts to K-12 public schools and public Universities hurt students by decreasing resources and decreasing the amount of time teachers, graduate teaching fellows, and full time and part time


faculty can dedicate to their students due to an increased workload. To draw attention to the cuts to public education, educators will grade papers to make visible the work of teaching and call for increased public funding to make sure that students receive a quality education.

What: Educators will lesson plan and grade papers and exams.
Bring your work and a folding chair (optional).

Who: K-12 Teachers, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Full Time and Part Time Faculty

When: Sunday, October 2, noon-3pm
*rain date TBA* RSVP on Facebook for updates

Where: Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park, Manhattan
northwest side of the plaza near the #OccupyWallSt poster/art display
Cross streets: Trinity Place and Liberty St.
Trains: 4/5 (Wall St), R (Rector St.)

sponsored by Teachers Unite



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Oct 4th Action – Stop Bloomberg from Laying Off Over 700 School Workers!

DC 37 employees play a critical role in our school community as parent coordinators, tech support, and school aides who help our schools run like clockwork. They are invaluable members of our community that our schools cannot function without. In a time when schools are already suffering tremendously under the weight of budget cuts, our ability to “do more with less” will be even more impossible than it already is. These layoffs not only hurt the learning of all children, but they also disproportionally impact low-income communities of color, such as Harlem,Washington Heights, and Brooklyn. Many of these areas are slated to lose up to 25% of their DC 37 staff members! Additionally, these cuts are not necessary when the city is in a time of surplus. We have little time to act! Let’s stop the mayor’s unnecessary layoffs and support schools, save jobs, and defend the right for every child to have the equal opportunity to learn!

Here is what YOU can do to Stop DC37 Layoffs:
The Week of September 26th

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Come to the Teachers Unite office (90 John St., Suite 308, New York, NY 10038) from 5:30 to 7:30 to phone bank NYCoRE and Teachers Unite members about the event on Oct 4th
Monday, October 3rd
  • Remind Co-workers to wear GREEN in solidarity with DC37 workers on Tuesday and to come out to the rally at City Hall after work from 4pm to 6pm.
Tuesday, October 4th
Let’s keep showing the city that we have teachers and a union that cares about our schools and kids!
Brought to you by the Fight Back Friday Committee
Please E-Mail fbfcommittee@gmail.com to let us know you are participating.

Rally Flyers:

DC37 Flyer-9-26-3 (word doc)


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