Green Branch Library

small logoNew Social Justice Library Launching! We Need Volunteers! Green Branch ( is a library and resource center for youth of all ages focusing on social justice and environmental issues.
We are looking for a permanent space to house our library, and are also planning to develop a bookmobile model in the near future. At this beginning stage, we are opening a weekly “reading room” tent at the downtown Berkeley farmers’ market. We need volunteers with an interest in youth empowerment, social justice, and library science and education to lead read-alouds and other workshops from our tent.

Grounded in a firm commitment to social justice and righting the inequities that permeate our society, we believe in starting with education and empowering our youth. We are a group of teachers, parents, social workers and activists who know the power of the written word to educate, empower, and mobilize for change.

Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering with this fledgling project.,  510.872.2369

Association of Raza Educators Oakland – Year End Celebration

1logo 2Calling ALL Critical Educators in the Bay Area! The Association of Raza Educators Oakland Chapter invites you to celebrate the end of the school year and kick it with some of the Bay Area’s dopest educators over Happy Hour!  Get down with educators in it to talk about the matters that matter most.  Meet and build with like-minded, like-hearted educators!
Who:  ARE-Oakland and all honest, critical educators … Folks new to ARE are especially welcome!What:  Critical Educators End of Year Mixer

When: Friday, June 22nd @ 5:30pm

Where: Guadalajara Restaurant – 1001 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA

Why: Cuz we ain’t the folks you’ll find in your school’s teachers lounge!

More info: jmaguilar27 at

Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy – Journey to El Salvador & Oaxaca, Mexico

Accepting Applications and Interviewing NOW for Fall! CCEGL provides educators, artists and community activists with an exciting learning journey that combines new awareness of crucial environmental themes, global consciousness raising and critical literacy development.

Content is presented through a series of documentary films and short readings. The upcoming Institute begins on September 14th with a weekend retreat on the Russian River and culminates in late December/early January with a collaborative teaching workshop in an indigenous community in El Salvador or Oaxaca (TBA).

For interested social and environmental justice educators, artists, and activists who are looking for quality & deep professional & personal development and an international teacher collaboration w/travel

The CCEGL Institute also carries 10 (optional post graduate) units from Cal State East Bay. There are films to view and articles to read in preparation, before beginning.

  • Evening Seminars, mid-September- mid-December, 2012 (5:00-8:30pm) (most Wednesdays in East Bay)
  • 12 day International Journey – December 26th-January 8th, 2013 (approx.)

For more information and to request an application and interview, please contact Dr. Sudia Paloma, Executive Director of The Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy at 510-644-1724 and visit for more details.

No History Is Illegal!

Shame on Arizona

Shame on Arizona

Join T4SJ, as a proud member of a national network of Teacher Activist Groups (TAG), in standing in solidarity with teachers and students from the banned Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Arizona. Show your support by teaching lessons from and about MAS in the month of February. Learn more at No History Is Illegal!

Teacher Activist Groups (TAG) believes that education is essential to the preservation of civil and human rights and is a tool for human liberation. In alignment with these beliefs, TAG is proud to coordinate No History is Illegal, a month of solidarity work in support of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program.

In January, 2011, state attorney general Tom Horne declared the Tucson Unified School District MAS program illegal. Over the past year, teachers, students, and administrators have come together to challenge Horne’s ruling, but on January 10, 2012, the TUSD school board voted 4-1 to cease all MAS classes immediately for fear of losing state funding.

* For our May 9th, 2012 No History Is Illegal forum, click here.

* For curriculum and resources visit :

3/17 General Meeting: new members welcomed

T4SJ General Meeting – New Members Welcome!

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Location: 471 14th Street, San Francisco (between Valencia and Guerrero, near 16th Street BART.)

Come find out more and get involved in Teachers 4 Social Justice.

Info for new participants will be on hand. Come help us continue our work!

March Meeting Facilitator: Karen Zapata. Email or call 415-676-7844.

3/24 Public Education 411: We Ride w/Dr. Kelly Clark!

T4SJ’s Public Education 411 series presents:

WE RIDE! The Fear and Hope of Public Schools. An Educator’s Journey Across America

Thursday March 24th, 2011
Horace Mann Middle School
23rd and Valencia St., San Francisco

Get the 411! Come find out what America really thinks about teachers, public schools and our education system. Join us as Dr. Kelly Clark, a powerful educator from the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy reports back on her 3,600 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Washington DC in support of public schools. She will share with us her experience and through photos and interviews the thoughts, criticism, fears and hopes of the myriad of American people she met along the way. If anyone is waiting for superman, she is a public school teacher by the name of Kelly Clark and she is flying in on her BMX bike.

Check our their website that chronicles the epic journey at