These ad-hoc committees are ways for our members who are concerned or interested in specific issues to work together to address concerns and advocate for specific goals. Many of these committees partner with our community, parent, and student partners to work towards their goals as well. See all upcoming Organizing Committee events on our BTU Events Calendar.
Here are some of the committees addressing common issues—we would love for you to get involved:
Restorative Justice Organizing Committee
Works to expand, improve, and support Restorative Justice policies in the district.
Educators working to build sanctuary schools from the ground up where immigrant and undocumented students feel supported. Their work includes an annual Unafraid Educators Week of Action as well as a scholarship fund for undocumented students in BPS.
Educators from dual language programs sharing resources and advocating for increased supports from the district and state.
Black Lives Matter at School
A planning committee for the annual Black Lives Matter Week of Action in February.
Haitian educators and allies working to support the needs of Haitian educators, students, and parents in our schools.
Ethnic Studies Now!
The goal of this committee is to build a popular movement of people to advocate for the funding, staffing and professional training needed to develop, implement, and sustain ethnic studies in all BPS schools. It also serves to recruit and support educators to teach Ethnic Studies through providing professional development and building solidarity.
Arranges social events and connects early-career educators with each other and with resources to help them survive and thrive through their first few years in BPS. As a union committee it also strives to identify and develop potential leaders by introducing new members to union structures and opportunities for involvement.
City Life/Vida Urbana – BTU Solidarity
Fights for housing justice by building solidarity between BTU and City Life/Vida Urbana.
Inclusion Done Right
Fighting for fully supported and funded inclusion classrooms and for the services our students deserve.