As scheduled, Nov. 17th will be a full day of non-violent mass demonstrations throughout the city to celebrate Occupy Wall Street’s two month anniversary, and the birth of a movement that has inspired people locally and globally.
We will celebrate this historic day through sign making, speak outs, teach ins, and a march across the Brooklyn bridge. This will be a family friendly event, with activities for children. Feel free to bring cupcakes, art supplies, your mic check and a whole lotta noise!
A better future on the horizon and we celebrate it this Thursday. Why? Because we are unstoppable and another future is possible!!!!!
At the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)* meeting on October 25th, Chancellor Walcott (the 1%) is planning a “conversation on raising standards in the classroom.”But we have some more pressing issues for changing public education.
Join us as weOCCUPY THE PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICYand add your voice and issues to the agenda.
How do YOU want public education to change? What are YOUR “common core standards”?
*The PEP is an un-elected 13-member body (the majority of whom are appointed by Bloomberg) that makes decisions for the Department of Education. Think of it like a Board of Directors.The PEP meetings are open to the public. ALL ARE WELCOME.
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