Thursday, October 28, 2010

Upcoming events for SF Bay AREA people


How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
Join us in welcoming Mark Warren, author of Fire In The Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice.  Presentation and interactive discussion!
Friday, November 5th, 2010 * 6:00-8:00pm
Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, CA
3351 23rd Street (cross street Valencia), San Francisco
In FIRE IN THE HEART: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice (Oxford, September 2010) Mark Warren uncovers the processes through which white Americans become activists for racial justice. This first book of its kind reports accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from in-depth interviews with fifty white activists in the fields of community organizing, education, and criminal justice reform.
This 411 offers a forum to discuss what is at the heart of Mark's book: White activists working for Racial Justice and, in particular, what this means for educators working in school systems.  Hear about Mark's research and findings as well as engage in an interactive presentation; get the 411!

Stand With Haiti's Grassroots Movement
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Montgomery & Market, San Francisco
5 p.m. Rally
5:30 p.m. March
Ten months after the earthquake, Haiti's 1.5 million refugees remain in squalid camps with inadequate food, water, shelter, and work. The November elections have again barred Fanmi Lavalas, the most popular party, from participation, making any real choice for Haitians impossible.
We Demand: Solidarity, not charity * No sham elections * Return President Aristide * End the violence and human rights abuses * End the UN occupation
Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee.

StateWide Mobilizing Conference Against the Privatization of Public Education and Public Services October 30-31st @ SF State, 9am-3:30pm For more info:

Join a Teachers 4 Social Justice Study Group!
Peer-led professional development groups focused on a particular issue or theme.  Study Groups are small groups of up to 12 educators, led by teacher facilitators, which meet for six to ten sessions each. Study Groups follow different schedules, as some meet over about two months, and some meet till the end of the academic year.  Study Groups will start meeting this month, in October.  To learn more or register for a Study Group, visit our website, for more info on these groups:
   * T4SJ Book Club
   * Beginning Teacher Support: Rethinking Teaching through Social Justice
   * Critical Pedagogy: Theoretical Wrestling
   * From Punishment to Praise: Positive Behavior Support
   * Faces at the Bottom of the Well: Race in our Schools and Practice

1 comment:

Tony Gates said...

i agree with the bloger's syntax and views like

Educational justice as equality of opportunity for achieving essential educational outcomes.