NYCoRE invites you to join us in a second discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. We will discuss the content of the book as well as consider how these ideas relate to education.
Thursday, October 13th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NYU Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street
RHCTD Conf. Room
Please bring picture ID
1. Discussion group will be capped at 15 people due to room capacity.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE FILM SCREENING @ THE SCHOMBURG CENTER
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 3-7pm
Over 200 New York City educators and allies came out for a screening of Precious Knowledge, a film chronicling the struggle for Ethnic Studies in Arizona on November 12, 2011. Held at the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the audience was joined by two Tucson teachers from the Mexican American Studies Program who engaged in a discussion on the importance of the struggle and how it is connected to issues here in New York City. A screening was also held earlier that day specifically for young people to learn more about what is happening in Tucson. The screeenings, co-sponsored by NYCoRE, Latino Educators in Independent Schools and Celebrate Cesar Chavez, raised over $4300 to support Save Ethnic Studies, an organization that is supporting the legal costs of the 11 teachers that are suing the state legislation that attempts to ban their classes. For more information or to donate, visit http://saveethnicstudies.org/index.shtml
Today is a day of remembrance and reflection. NYCoRE was established in the wake of September 11th when a group of six public school teachers came together to make educators’ voices heard in the anti-war movement and to work against the military’s disproportionate recruitment of the working class youth and youth of color in our schools. A decade later, NYCoRE members continue to fight for a school system that promotes social justice. We hope that the resource attached here–created by members of the Interrupting Islamophobia Inquiry to Action Group (ItAG)– will prove useful as you continue to combat Islamophobia and work for peace and equality in your classrooms.