RSVP – 9.20.13 NYCoRE Welcomes You Back to School!

NYCoRE Table at 2013 Conf

We hope everyone had a pleasant and restful summer. The New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) would like to invite you to our first monthly meeting of the 2013-2014 school year!

WHEN: Friday, September 20th.  6-8pm

WHERE:
NYU Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East (Entrance on Washington Place)
Third Floor Lounge

Please bring ID

WHY:

Start the year off by connecting with like-minded educators, learning about the various ways to plug into NYCoRE, and reflecting on your own goals for the school year and for our collective work. Our first meeting of the year will give you the opportunity to re-dedicate, rejuvenate, and refresh your commitment to the struggle for a just and equitable school system.

Come out on the 20th, bring friends and colleagues and enjoy some free food and great company!

RSVP below or here

Questions: Email us at info@nycore.org

Join us for our 2013-2014 General Meetings!

NYU Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East (Entrance on Washington Place)
Third Floor Lounge
6:00 – 8:00pm

  • Friday, Sept. 20th
  • Friday, Oct. 18th
  • Friday, Nov. 15th
  • Friday, Dec. 13th
  • Friday, Jan. 17th
  • Friday, Feb. 28th
  • Friday, April 25th
  • Friday, May 16th
  • Friday, June 20th

Please bring ID

Questions: Email us at info@nycore.org

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7.22.13 – UNIDOS: Voices from the Arizona Frontlines

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Speaking Tour

New York City

Free and Open to the Public

The New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)the Participatory Action Research Center for Education Organizing (PARCEO) and the Public Science Project invite you to engage with UNIDOS to learn more about the struggle against anti-ethnic studies law in Arizona.

July 22, 2013

5:30 – 7:30pm

Location: CUNY-Graduate Center

365 Fifth Ave. NY, NY (@34th St)

Room 6304.01

Please bring photo ID to allow you into the building

RSVP: info@nycore.org or Facebook Event Page

Twitter: @nycore3000  @public_science 

What is UNIDOS?

As a youth led coalition of critical thinkers, our purpose is to stand in defense of ethnic studies and all injustices within education. While defending ethnic studies is the backbone of our creation, we stand as a direct force to mobilize, empower and educate youth to take a stand against all injustices in our community and society as a whole. The Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program was outlawed in 2010 when Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB 2281. This bill bans any AZ class from encouraging “ethnic solidarity”, teaching to a specific group of people and promoting the “overthrow of the United States government.” Jan. 2012, Tucson’s largest K-12 school district complied with the law, liquidating the MAS program and banning its books.

Recently, things have only gotten worse: a federal court just upheld (March 2013) the anti-ethnic studies law, saying the AZ ban was constitutional (a ruling that threatens Chican@ Studies everywhere). We really want to inform national audiences and allies nationally, especially given the jump in support we’re seeing.  The Arizona “laboratory” is still kicking into highgear.

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7.8.13: Stand up against acts of structural racism in NYC schools @Tweed Courthouse

NYCoRE is standing with the Pan American International High School (PAIHS) community and local supporters in demanding an investigation into allegations of racists acts committed by the current PAIHS principal.

Please come out to the rally at Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers) on Monday, July 8 at noon.

Read the press release below and on the facebook event page

 

— Please forward widely – Español abajo —

 

WHAT? Picket demanding an immediate, rapid and unbiased investigation by the Chancellor’s office into allegations that a Queens Principal called African American teachers she was firing “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.”

WHEN? 12 noon, Monday July 8th.

WHERE? In front of Chancellor Walcott’s offices at DOE Headquarters in Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St., Manhattan (4/5/6/N to City Hall)

ENDORSEMENTS  Teachers and staff from PAIHS Elmhurst and around the city, Councilwoman Jullissa Ferreras, Kevin Powell and BK Nation [List of endorsements in formation].

CONTACT: 
Peter Lamphere, peter.lamphere@gmail.com917-969-5658

Kevin Powell, kevin@kevinpowell.net718-399-8149

WHY? Pan American International High School will be without any African American teachers next year, because two teachers have been fired after a Queens Principal, Minerva Zanca, made racist comments about them in closed-door meetings with her assistant principal.  The third African American teacher is leaving the school because of severe budget cuts to her hugely successful Theater program which were racially motivated.

We demand that there is a full investigation into these allegations and, if they are substantiated, that the DOE hold the principal accountable to its zero-tolerance policy against discrimination.  We also demand that the discontinuances of the personnel involved (Teachers John Flanagan and Heather Hightower and AP Anthony Riccardo) be reversed.

Local Councilmember Julissa Ferreras says “The allegations brought against Ms. Zanca are very serious and concern me deeply. As a representative of an extremely diverse district, I cannot and will not stand for this type of behavior.”

Kevin Powell, president of BK Nation, adds “It is not only important to have high standards for our public school teachers but we must also support the good ones, like these teachers, who are completely dedicated to their young people. I find it unacceptable that a principal can engage in this kind of conduct without any repercussions. We are not going to stop until due justice and process is served here.”

See media coverage on WNYC and PIX11 News for more details.

 

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¿DÓNDE? En frente de la oficina del Rector de Educación, Dennis Walcott. 52 Chambers St., Manhattan, la sede del Departamento de Educación  (Trenes 4/5/6/N a City Hall).

PATROCINIOS: Los maestros de varios lugares alrededor de la ciudad y facultad del colegio Pan American International High School, Concejal Julissa Ferreras, Kevin Powell y BK Nation.[Lista de endosos en formación]

CONTACTA: 
Peter Lamphere, peter.lamphere@gmail.com917-969-5658

Kevin Powell, kevin@kevinpowell.net, 718-399-8149

¿POR QUÉ? El año escolar entrante, Pan American International High School quedará sin maestros afro-americanos porque dos maestros fueron despedidos después de que la directora, Minerva Zanca, hizo algunos comentarios racistas tras las puertas privadas de su oficina con Anthony Riccardo, su vicedirector. Una tercera afro-americana también se aparta de su posición como directora de teatro porque ha sufrido demasiadas cortas a su presupuesto a mano de Zanca, que fueron motivadas por razones raciales.

Estamos exigiendo que haya una investigación a fondo en cuanto a estas alegaciones y, en caso de que salgan verdaderas, que el Departamento de Educación ejerza su política de no tolerancia contra discriminación. También exigimos que las descontinuaciones de los dos maestros, John Flanagan y Heather Hightower, y el vicedirector, Anthony Riccardo se inviertan.

La Consejal local Julissa Ferreras dice “Las acusaciones presentadas contra la Sra. Zanca son muy graves y me preocupan profundamente. Como representante de un distrito muy diverso, no puedo y no voy a permitir este tipo de comportamiento.”

Kevin Powell, el presidente de BK Nation, asegura que, “No solo es importante tener estándares altos para nuestros maestros de escuelas públicas, sino también hay que apoyar a los buenos maestros, como estos, que son completamente dedicados a sus estudiantes. Lo considero inaceptable que una directora pueda participar en este tipo de conducta sin consecuencias. No vamos a dejar de luchar hasta que la justicia apropiada y el proceso adecuado se hayan realizado.

Vean la cobertura de los medios de comunicación en WNYC y Noticias PIX11 para más detalles.

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