Unafraid Educators: Immigrant Rights Committee Meeting Today
New Location: Immigrant Rights Committee today, Tuesday, December 20 from 4-6 PM, O’Bryant High School 55 Malcolm X Blvd., questions please email Jonathan, jrodrigues@btu.org.

BTU Immigrant Rights Committee Resources
For educators who are looking for resources and ways to support immigrant and undocumented students, please see this Google Drive folder.

History Committee
Please plan ton join us on Monday, January 9 from 4-6 PM at the Jobs with Justice office at 3353 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Less Testing, More Learning Committee Meeting
Please plan to join us on Monday, January 9 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU.

LGBTQ Committee Meeting
Please join us on Tuesday, January 10 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU.

Fenway/Kenmore, North End & South End Meet and Greet
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Not to worry, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to Fenway/Kenmore, North End & South End area! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools. The Meet and Greet will take place on Friday, January 6 from 4-6 PM at the Causeway Restaurant & Bar, 65 Causeway Street 02114. We hope to see you all there. See the flyer for more information.

Your SSC’s Responsibilities in the Expanded day Planning Process Presentation
Looking for more information on your School Site Council’s or Governing Board’s responsibilities in the planning process of the new expanded day? The BTU partnered with BPS to host a series of info sessions for parents, SSC members and other school staff. If you are interested in this information, please see the presentation.

BTU Holiday Break Reading Challenge
In addition to giving away 25,000 free books to promote literacy at our Holiday Book Giveaway last week, the BTU launched the BTU Holiday Break Reading Challenge! The schools that read the most books over break will receive free, high quality books! The top prize is 100 free books for your school! Please encourage your students to read over the break and to participate in the Reading Challenge. Read all the details. Please remember to sign up for First Book at firstbook.org/AFT so that we can continue to bring free books to Boston students!

Peace Institute Request for Help
The Peace Institute is in a moment of need right now. The Governor’s 9C cuts includes slashing the survivors of homicide victims’ line item in the state budget by half — and only part of that money comes to the Peace Institute anyway, so now we may get nothing at all. For any school that has had the painful experience of homicide impacting the community, the Peace Institute has always been a huge support to the affected families. Many of our schools march in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace that the Institute organizes each year. We hope that you can help to support their request. We need our supporters and partners to call and email their legislators and ask them to fully restore the line item for survivors of homicide victims. We created a call and email script as a tool for folks to take action. Learn more and take action.