Welcome to City on a Hill New Bedford, the third charter school to vote to join our union! Yesterday the teachers and staff there voted to join their colleagues at the two City on a Hill Roxbury schools, Circuit Street and Dudley, and join the BTU. We are thrilled to have them join us and are proud of their courage and unity. You can read more about the vote and watch a short video about why they voted yes.
May 1, International Workers’ Day, will be here next week! You can join events in East Boston and Everett or in downtown Boston. The May 1st Coalition will gather in East Boston’s Liberty Plaza at 4 PM and at Chelsea City Hall at 4:30 PM. Both will march to Everett for a 5:30 rally. See more details on Facebook and download the flyer. In Boston, people will gather at 5 PM in Boston Common and march to Copley at 6:30. See more on Facebook and download the flyer.
Community Events of Interest
NEW — Lee Parent Supporting Cape Verdean Students with Disabilities
Lee parent Elizabeth “Beta” Gomes is working to construct a cohort of educators, social workers, occupational therapists and more to travel to Cape Verde and provide training and mentorship to their Cape Verdean counterparts. Read more and support her work.
NEW — BPS Athletics Golf Outing on June 22
The BPS Athletics Team invites you to join them for the Inaugural BPS Athletics Golf Outing on Friday, June 22 at the Franklin Park Golf Course. This exciting day is part of their effort to support our student-athletes and raise funds for athletic programs. Read more and sign up
NEW — Ujima #BlackTrust: 2018 Lecture Series: Economic Deliverance!
Join the Ujima Project this Thursday, April 26 for Economic Deliverance with Bithiah Carter at the Burns Building in Roxbury. Read more and RSVP.
NEW — Take Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz’s Feedback Survey
The Senator’s office is conducting a district-wide, anonymous feedback survey about the Senator and her office to get a well-rounded view on interactions with constituents, organizations, advocates, and others and would like to get the perspective of BTU members and participants. Take the survey.
NEW — North Shore Labor Council’s 2018 Educational Conference this Sunday
Join union and community activists for an educational conference on fighting for good jobs on the North Shore. Explore how we can work together for social and economic justice with respect this Sunday, April 29 in Lynn. See the flyer.
The New Teachers Retreat: Applications due Monday
Are you a teacher in your first three years? Join us in July. Apply by April 30.
26th Annual Boston Youth Peace Conference: This Saturday, April 28
The Center for Teen Empowerment invites you to the 26th Annual Boston Youth Peace Conference this Saturday from 6:30-9:30 PM. See the Facebook event.
UMass Amherst Labor Scholarships
UMass Amherst announces scholarships for qualifying students to begin their Union Leadership and Activism program this summer. Read more, and contact Tom Juravich at 413-545-5986 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to apply.
Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership Applications Open
Applications are now being accepted for the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi). Learn more and apply.
YouthCAN Summit on Climate and Sustainability at MIT: May 19
You are invited to the 12th annual YouthCAN Summit on May 19. See the flyer.