You are invited to a forum on the book Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement on November 27th at the PUSD Education Center Board room (800 South Garey Ave. in Pomona) from 6:30-8:30 where a a panel will present on this book. The forum, part of a series of Roundtable Academy forums, will include a panel comprised of Mark Warren (distinguished professor and editor from UMASS), Jose Calderon and Claudia Bedolla (Latino/a Roundtable), and Jeanette Ellis-Royston (from the NAACP). Fabian Pavon will present one of his poems. The forum will take place from 6:30-8:30 with a book purchasing and signing at the end.
In addition to an article connecting the immigrant rights and educational justice movements in the local area, the book includes stories and examples of how students of color and their parents have been building coalitions to advance alternatives to historic inequities. The contributors argue that what is needed “is a movement led by those most affected by injustice – students of color and their parents – that builds alliances across sectors and with other social justice movements addressing immigration, LGBTQ rights, and the school -to-prison pipeline.” Since the forum is immediately after the Thanksgiving break, we need your help in inviting other parents, students, teachers, and community people who might be interested in this forum. Please text, e-mail, facebook, and call your contacts. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 27th
Jose Zapata Caldero President of Latino and Latina Roundtable Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies 1050 North Mills Avenue Claremont, CA 91711-6101 (909) 952-1640 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu Website: www.josezcalderon.com