Monday, January 14, 2013

Teachers For Social Justice: Upcoming TSJ Events

Teachers For Social Justice: Upcoming TSJ Events:

Upcoming TSJ Events

Teachers for Social Justice and CORE will be having two joint events in the coming month, both related to the work of Lois Weiner.

The first will be a discussion of Weiner's new book, The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice. This is an important, short, very readable book. You can buy it from Haymarket Books, (they'll send right out), or email here. We will be discussing Part 1, pp. 3-81, and Chapter 12. 
Here are details and a link to RSVP:

TSJ/CORE Book Discussion
Sat., Jan 26th
1:00-3:00 pm
UIC College of Education, Room 3233
RSVP here

Here is what Karen Lewis of the CTU had to say about Lois Weiner's new book:
"Lois Weiner's book should be a wake-up call for all of us who work in K-12 schools. Her analysis of the current political climate is clear, sharp and desperately needed. The Future of Our Schools provides a template for rank and file members to be pro-active in their unions and a nudge to union leadership to open the process to defeat the corporate agenda." --Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union
The second event will be a public forum with Lois Weiner on Friday, February 8th. The exact time and location are TBD, so please stay tuned!

Sat. Jan 19th - City-wide Community Outreach to Save Our Schools


Join the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM), parents, students, educators, and community organizations across Chicago in community canvassing on Saturday, Jan. 19th in the morning and early afternoon hours!

The Mayor and Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting Black and Latino neighborhoods. These closings take resources that students deserve, destabilize our neighborhoods, and increase racial inequality in the schools. The Board of Ed is now planning to close dozens more schools, taking even more from the communities that have lost the most. They plan to close schools in part to pay for corporate handouts and more privatized charger schools controlled by the Mayor's supporters--taking our community's schools, jobs, and VOICE.

Join us in spending a few hours of the Marting Luter King, Jr. Day weekend fighting for our communities, our students and our schools.

For details on locations and times throughout the city, please click here for the flier.