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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.
ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting on August, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Calderon talks about what it means to “do sociology,” how he uses sociology in his work, highlights of his work in the field, the relevance of sociological work to society, and his advice to students interested in entering the field.
Nearly 90 Organizations Urge State Board of Education to Prioritize Equity in Accountability System
From civil rights groups and local social justice organizations including the National Council of La Raza, LULAC California and Asian Americans Advancing Justice to education groups and community organizations including the California State Parent Teacher Association, United Ways of California and Children Now, over 80 organizations joined Ed Trust–West in calling for a clear focus on equity in the new education accountability system. In a letter to the State Board of Education in anticipation of their meeting this week, the groups stressed that the system should help close opportunity and achievement gaps by:
We will continue to keep you updated as the State Board makes important decisions for California’s 6 million K-12 students. A big thank you to the many organizations below that joined us to support these principles for an equity-minded accountability system. In addition to the joint letter, Ed Trust–West also sent this letter with additional feedback on specific State Board of Education proposals.
Smithsonian Latino Center Accepting Applications for 2016 Young Ambassadors Program
March 15, 2016
Deadline: April 4, 2016
The Smithsonian Latino Center, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, works to ensure that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections, and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations.
The center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Young Ambassadors Program, an annual program that aims to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Through the program, graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as they pertain to Latino communities and cultures will be selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields, including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in seventeen cities across the United States and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.
Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment and excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as academic record, leadership experience, and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship. Upon completion of the five-week program, participants will receive $2,000 to apply to their future educational plans.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Smithsonian Latino Center Web site.
If you are interested: The next Latino and Latina Roundtable Community Development Committee this Wednesday, March 9th at 7 PM at the Parent’s Center at PUSD (800 S. Garey Ave., Second Floor will focus on the concept of “community schools” as presented by Kyle Serrette from the Center for Democracy. He is visiting the PUSD and will be presenting on the concept of “community schools,” what is being implemented in other areas, and the outlook on advancing the concept of “community schools” here. This will also be an opportunity for the Community Development group and others (that we invite to be part of this) to ask questions.
The Latino(a) Roundtable is extending our deadline for our 2016 Social Justice Scholarship until Sunday March 6, 2016.
Please help us in spreading the word and encouraging eligible students to apply!
The Latino(a) Roundtable is seeking to financially reward young activist from the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley who will be attending a University or Community College for the 2016-17 school year pursuing their bachelors who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice as evidenced by their involvement in community organizing.
Requirements: Social Justice Application, 2 page Personal statement and two letters of recommendation speaking to the students character and activism.
Help us in recognizing young leaders in our community!!
serve the people,
Amy Dennise Reyes Tam
Below you’ll see our invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable and other organizations to kick-off The Education Trust—West newest hub in San Bernardino next Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at Noon on CSU San Bernardino. Continue reading