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education

Cuomo Is Destroying Our Schools - The Green Alternative

Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
The Commons Brooklyn 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Millions are fed up with Governor Cuomo and his disastrous education and labor policies. Brian Jones, the Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, joins parents, teachers and students to discuss an alternative vision for public education in our city and state. The time is now to bring together anger and organization.

Back to school, back in action!

Featuring:

  • Brian Jones is the Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Activism Summer Camp for Teens

Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 7:30pm - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Charlton, MA
Contact: 

Life-Changing Summer Camp for World-Changing Teens!

Bronx School Justice Community Forum!

Date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:30am - 2:00pm
Location: 
New Settlement Community Center;1501 Jerome Avenue (bet. Goble Pl & W 172nd St); Bronx NY 10452

Are you concerned about school discipline policies and practices? Passionate about finding restorative solutions? Interested to hear about what parents and students are doing to bring about change? Come to the Bronx School Justice Report Back – a fascinating look at how parents, students, and community allies frustrated by the high rates of school arrests, suspensions and summonses in the Bronx successfully petitioned the NYC Department of Education and NYPD School Safety Division to begin making drastic reductions in school policing in the Bronx.

Defend Harlem's Public Schools Organizing Meeting.

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall, Harlem
Contact: 

Emily Woo Yamasaki - 212-222-0633

Bring your energy and ideas to a discussion of how to mobilize a fight against the charter school takeover of public schools and housing projects in Central Harlem. Also featuring a report-back from the 50th Anniversary March on Washington held on August 24.

Admission free. Meeting 7:30pm. Home-style dinner served at 7:00pm for $10.00 donation. Open to all genders. Children welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem.
Between Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Ave. and 7th Ave.
Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.
Air conditioned. Wheelchair accessible.

Hosted by Radical Women.

Film Showing -- GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District

Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall
Contact: 

Elias Holtz 212-222-0633

A select screening of shorts that each profile one day in the life of a person at a public school. The stories of students, teachers, parents, and workers show the human side of a system under attack. Activist led discussion after the film.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/487984031290598

Film shown at Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th Street (between Malcolm X/Lenox & 7th Ave. Subways 2 & 3 to 125th St.). Door donation $5. Snacks available at 7pm. For info, call (212) 222-0633 or email fsp@nyct.net.

Special Meeting to Commemorate Women’s Rights Day 2013 - Gender, Race and Voting Rights

Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall, Harlem
Contact: 

Emily Woo Yamasaki - 212-222-0633 (office)

On August 26, 1920, U. S. women won the right to vote after a long, hard struggle by feminists and their allies. In 1965, Blacks finally won the vote in reality with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a major Civil Rights Movement victory. In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act, dealing a huge blow to African Americans and other people of color. Bring your ideas to a discussion of what the recent Supreme Court decision means and how we can save the right to vote for everyone.

Defend Public Education in Central Harlem!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall, Harlem
Contact: 

Emily Woo Yamasaki - 212-222-0633 (office)

Charter schools are replacing neighborhood public schools, private contractors are taking
over childcare centers, and community colleges are subject to corporate takeover. How
can we fight the onslaught of privatization and safeguard free, accessible, quality
education for all? Your thoughts and energy are needed to help develop a community
campaign to save Harlem’s schools.

Discussion will include lessons from the battle to save San Francisco’s City College.
You can read the Freedom Socialist newspaper article, “What strategy will defeat the

Lunch with Lakota Elders in the Park

Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Washington Square Park
Contact: 

Tree 765-444-9313 and tree@lakotagrandmothers.org

Join us for lunch, theater, storytelling, and other educational experiences with Lakota Elders and supporters. Children and Elders are encouraged to come.

Food will be provided, bring blankets and sheets to sit on :D

This event is part of 3 days of solidarity with Lakota Grandmothers who will be in NYC April 8-10 to visit the UN, speak about the genocide of the Lakota people, and restore traditional matriarchal leadership (led by these Grandmothers).

More info:
www.LakotaGrandmothers.org
https://www.facebook.com/LakotaSolidarityProjectNy
@LakotaStrongNY

Film Showing - Default: The Student Loan Documentary

Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall, Harlem
Contact: 

Elias Holtz: 212-222-0633 (office)

Personal stories of debt-ridden students give a blistering expose of the financial burdens of getting an education and highlights their struggles to change the system.

Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem (between Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Ave. and 7th, Subways #2 or #3 to 125th St.).

Discussion to follow film. Door donation $5. Snacks available at 7pm.

For info call 212-222-0633 or email fsp@nyct.net. Wheelchair accessible.

This film is part of the Reel Resistance Film Series. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.

What’s in a grade? How is our school’s grade determined? What do they measure? What is the impact on our children?

Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Neighborhood School Auditorium, 121 East 3rd Street, NYC 10009

What’s in a grade?
How is our school’s grade determined?
What do they measure?
What is the impact on our children?

Guest Speaker: Aaron Pallas
Professor of Sociology and Education at Teacher’s College

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, discuss and ask questions regarding school progress reports.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood School Auditorium (lower level)
121 East 3rd Street, NYC 10009
**Childcare and Refreshments Provided

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