You are cordially invited to a forum the Educational Justice Movement on November 27th in the PUSD Education Center Board Room from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The forum will focus on the book anthology on the Educational Justice Movement , Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. The forum will include a panel comprised of Mark Warren (distinguished professor and editor from UMASS), myself, Claudia Bedolla (Latino/a Roundtable), and Jeanette Ellis-Royston (from the NAACP). The forum will take place from 6:30-8:30 with a book signing at the end.
In addition to an article that I wrote in the book connecting the immigrant rights and educational justice movements, 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.”
We are hoping that you can attend and join in the discussion after the presentations. Please help us in getting the word out. We would appreciate any help that you can give us. Thank you for your time on this.
Jose Zapata Calderon President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable College for all Coalition 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