Hyde Park Regional Meet and Greet This Week
Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools. The Hyde Park Meet and Greet will take place this Thursday, February 11, from 3:30-5:30PM at The Fairmount Grille, 81 Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park. See the flyer for more information.
Restorative Justice Committee
Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Location TBD, please email Shanika for more information.
LGBTQA Committee Student Art Contest
The LGBTQA Committee of the BTU is holding an art contest for all BPS students in three categories: elementary, middle and high school. The object of the art contest is to design a logo or image that will be used in print and online formats for Safe Space Providers on behalf of the LGBTQA committee of the BTU. The logo must depict an image or theme that expresses a culture of welcoming, inclusiveness, positivity, acceptance, love, togetherness, friendship, peace etc and must also contain the words “Safe Space Provider.” One student’s piece will be selected from each category and will be awarded with a $100 Visa gift card. Please share this flyer and entry form with all interested students.
Boston Education Justice Alliance: Budget Cut Organizing and More!
Concerned about budget cuts? Want to get involved in a community coalition of students, parents, educators fighting for public education? Stay involved with BEJA’s organizing efforts as we continue to advocate for the “Schools Our Students Deserve” following the very successful Town Hall at Madison Park two weeks ago. The next meeting is this Thursday, February 11 from 6-8 PM, location TBD.
Register today for the 2015 BTU Winter Conference!
Please plan to join us on Saturday, February 27 for the second annual conference, open to all Building Reps and ALL interested BTU members. Workshops will cover topics including educational policy, enforcing the contract at traditional and non-traditional schools, organizing for school improvement, understanding school budgets, and more. The conference will also include a morning plenary on important topics such as the Friedrichs case, charter ballot initiative, the budget, and Boston Compact/Unified Enrollment. The keynote speaker is Jeannie Kaplan, former Denver School Board member and education blogger. Register here today!
Walk-In and Rally for Public Education
Please plan to join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 10am-noon for a Walk-In and Rally action as well. We will be presenting the Stop the BPS Budget Cuts petition and rallying in front of the City Hall before marching to the State House. RSVP today and email Jessica with questions. See the flyer for more information.
Girls Who Code Applications Now Open!
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE seven-week introduction to computer science for girls going into 11th and 12th grade. Check out the application.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Massachusetts Kick Off Event
Please plan to join us on Thursday, February 25. Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) of the AFL-CIO is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members. Currently, there are 17 APALA Chapters. We are looking into creating a Massachusetts chapter. Please join us to meet other Asian American union members and learn more about Asian Americans’ history and experience in the labor movement on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5-7 PM at UNITE HERE Joint Board, 33 Harrison Avenue, 8th Floor. See the flyer for more information. Please email Jessica Tang with questions or if you would like to get more involved.