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.