New Social Justice Library Launching! We Need Volunteers! Green Branch (www.greenbranchlibrary.org) 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 510.872.2369
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 www.ccegl.org for more details.
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 :http://www.teacheractivistgroups.org/
Save the Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
T4SJ 12th Annual Conference:
Teaching for Social Justice – Acts of Courage and Resistance
with Keynote Speaker Sonia Nieto!
And just added – Sean Arce, Director of Chicano Studies, Tucson, AZ!
If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, take a look at Regeneración, the Association of Raza Educators Quarterly (Volume 3, Issue 1) The Attacks on Education, Teachers and Our Communities.
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 email@example.com or call 415-676-7844.
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 http://weride3000.com/