BTU Night at the Red Sox on May 25
Please plan to join us for BTU Night at the Red Sox on Thursday, May 25. Tickets are first come, first served and are $30 each. You have to come in and pick them up at the office. We have 190 tickets left for bleacher seats, section 41, rows 28-45. For ticket information, please email us or call the office at 617-288-2000.
11th Annual Youth Summit on Climate and Sustainability on May 13
The 11th Annual Youth Summit on Climate and Sustainability at MIT will take place Saturday, May 13 from 9 AM to 2:45 PM in the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street in Cambridge. The event includes a keynote speaker, free breakfast, free lunch, 10 workshops, and more than 30 exhibitors, including Greenovate Boston, Quabbin Regional High School Composting & Garden Club, Rain Forest Reptiles, Baja Face Painting, the YouthCAN photo booth, and many more. The event draws 200-250 students and educators from more than 50 area schools in Massachusetts. This year the focus is: Youth Activism and Social Justice as they relate to Climate Change and Sustainability. See the Facebook event, and register online today.
Black Caucus Meeting TOMORROW (new date)
The new meeting date is tomorrow, April 25 at the BTU at 4:30 PM.
May 20 Rally for Public Education
Join us for a HUGE rally for Public Education on Saturday, May 20 from 2-5PM on the Boston Common! Please share and invite folks on Facebook!
Restorative Justice / SEL Committee Meeting
Please join us today, Monday, April 24 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU. Carla Burley from BPS SEL department will also join us to share some thoughts on the district’s SEL plans and answer some questions from the group.
4th Restorative Justice Learning Community Session
Please plan to join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25 from 4:30-6 PM at the McCormack School, when our circle topic will be “What Will Make It Right? Circles.” Come be a part of educators learning, growing, sharing and supporting each other as we continue to explore options for support in our classrooms. Visit btu.org/rjlearn to register to attend, download the flyer, view detailed descriptions, explore other topics and see the full schedule.
Climate Justice Committee: People’s Climate Rally and Teach-In on April 29
Please plan to join us this Saturday, April 29 from 12-3 PM for a sister rally to the huge one happening in DC that day. In Boston, organizers are planning many teach-ins on the intersection of climate and other social movements, including education! Please let us know if you can be available to marshall or volunteer! RSVP and share on Facebook!
LGBTQA Committee Info Session
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16 from 4:30-6 PM for an informational session, “How to Create Safe, Affirming School Communities for our LGBTQA and Gender Non-Conforming Community Members.” This session will be hosted jointly by the BTU LGBTQA committee, the Office of Safe and Welcoming Schools, and the Office of Equity. The session will take place on at the BTU. See the flyer for more information.
Immigrant Rights/Unafraid Educators: Monday, May 1 May Day Actions
We have several May Day actions to choose from! One will be meeting at East Boston’s Maverick blue line MBTA station at 4 PM and marching to Chelsea City Hall. The other will be rallying at 5 PM at the Boston Common. Please join us! RSVP with Jonathan at email@example.com for East Boston or Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Common. There is also a People’s School happening from 9 to 5. Please see the Boston May Day Coalition Facebook page for more details on all.
BTU Meet and Greets: Hyde Park, East Boston and Charlestown
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Not to worry, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to your neighborhood! The Meet and Greets will take place on:
- Hyde Park: Thursday, April 27 from 4:30-6:30 PM at Fairmount Grille, 81 Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park. See the flyer.
- East Boston / Charlestown: Thursday, May 4 from 3:30-5:30 PM at Kelley Square Pub, 84 Bennington Street in East Boston. See the flyer.
Raise Up Conference on Saturday, May 6
Join activists and organizers from across the state for the Raise Up Massachusetts Progress as Resistance Conference at UMass Boston on Saturday, May 6. This event will feature a briefing on how activists can engage in our campaigns and other allied progressive issues against the Trump agenda, including campaigns for a $15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave, the Fair Share Amendment, labor rights, ending mass incarceration, Jobs not Jails, protecting public education, immigrant rights, and Safe Communities. Don’t miss this conference! RSVP and join us on Saturday, May 6 at University of Massachusetts Boston from 1-4:30 PM!