Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Occupy Wall street, not Puerto Rico.Re: Digest for list nyprotest
From: Hector Lopez
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:01:09 -0500
To: panama.alba@gmail.com
BCC: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com

Occupy Wall Street not Puerto Rico. US. troops, extraterritorial U.S. Supreme Court,the unelected US. Government that rules over Puerto Rico, FBI, Wall Mart and CIA out of our land.

Hector Lopez 

2011/11/14 V Alba <panama.alba@gmail.com>


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Subject: Digest for list nyprotest
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Table of contents:

1. brooklyn electronics recycling Sat. 11/19 - todd eaton <toddeaton@optonline.net>
2. Occupy Wall St, Not Palestine: Sun. 11/13 - "Todd Eaton, NYPROTEST" <toddeaton@optonline.net>
3. SUPPORT PALESTINE FREEDOM RIDES: Tu. 11/15 - "Todd Eaton, NYPROTEST" <toddeaton@optonline.net>
4. Fw: [Nyc-ann] Of Interest: Loan Forgiveness Webinar Nov. 17th - 3-4pm - Carol Lipton <legalbabe@mindspring.com>
5. TOMORROW 11/13 - 11/20: Support Palestine at OWS and other NYC events - "Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel" <announcements@adalahny.org>
6. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rally to End Military Trials for Civilians in Egypt - Maryam Zohny <maryam.zohny@gmail.com>
7. Student Debtors Unite - Tomorrow at OWS at 1PM - Gabi Kozak <gabi.kozak@gmail.com>

8. [ResistanceCinema] Sunday Nov. 13, "THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS" - "russellbranca" <russellbranca@yahoo.com>
9. FW: [SDIPN] Sunday: Climate Justice Day #2... Peak Planet: Strategies forCollective Survival - "Evan Giller" <evangiller@earthlink.net>
10. Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Battle Comes to NYC this Sat. - Brian Tokar <briant@pshift.com>
11. [NYCoRE] People's University Tomorrow!: Education for the 99%, 1:30PM Washington Sq Park - LRN1212@aol.com




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From: todd eaton <toddeaton@optonline.net>
To: NYPROTEST@LISTS.RISEUP.NET ("*NYPROTEST EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT LISTSERV*")
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 06:22:00 -0400
Subject: brooklyn electronics recycling Sat. 11/19
November 19, 2011 | 10:00am - 4:00pm rain or shine
Flatbush Food Coop, 1415 Cortelyou Road (between Rugby and Marlborough Roads), Brooklyn, NY 11226

December 10, 2011 | 10:00am - 4:00pm rain or shine
P.S. 321,180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://www.lesecologycenter.org/

A list of acceptable materials can be found here and we accept electronics from households and small businesses (less than 50 employees, please call ahead) as well as not-for-profits. We do not accept home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, or air conditioners.

http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=227&catid=7&Itemid=7



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From: "Todd Eaton, NYPROTEST" <toddeaton@optonline.net>
To: NYPROTEST@LISTS.RISEUP.NET ("*NYPROTEST EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT LISTSERV*")
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:40:37 -0500
Subject: Occupy Wall St, Not Palestine: Sun. 11/13
Another day-before announcement from Adalah-NY...

Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:14:38 -0500 From: Nancy Kricorian
From: Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel <announcements@adalahny.org>
Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM  Subject: TOMORROW 11/13 - 11/20: Support Palestine at OWS and other NYC events To: Nancy Kricorian <codepinknyc@gmail.com>

Adalah-NY is involved in a number of events in Manhattan over the next couple of weeks. Join us!

Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine!
Sunday, November 13 (rescheduled after the snowstorm!)
Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park)

Join members of Adalah-NY for a message of solidarity from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee followed by a Q & A session about the growing movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law.

1:30pm: gather at the big red structure (corner of Broadway and Cedar)
to help publicize event + hold space

2pm: statement + debut of new chant for Occupy Wall Street + BDS Q & A

"The refreshing scenes of determined peaceful protest for justice from around the world tell us that we, the 99% of the world, are in the process of straightening our backs, collectively, with unwavering fortitude and boundless hope."

-----

Freedom’s Riding! Join Us!
Tuesday, November 15
5:30pm
96th St and Broadway

Whether Birmingham or Jerusalem:
Separate Is Not Equal

On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that helped de-segregate the Jim Crow South, activists in Palestine are planning to board segregated buses that serve only Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank. From Mississippi to Ramallah, join us in saying “Separate will never be equal!”

Our demonstration of solidarity will be part of Jews Say No!'s monthly street action, with allies from Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY and WESPAC.

This is part of a nationwide day of solidarity with the Freedom Riders coordinated by Jewish Voice for Peace.

-----

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Glenn Beck and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):
Guest speakers at the annual award dinner of the Zionist Organization of America

It's more than a shande!

Please join Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY, and others outside the ZOA dinner as we raise our voices FOR justice for Palestine and AGAINST racism, hatred, and crimes against humanity. We will provide signs.

Sunday, November 20
5pm
Meet outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel
(Park Ave and Grand Central Station)

Visit us on line at www.adalahny.org
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From: "Todd Eaton, NYPROTEST" <toddeaton@optonline.net>
To: NYPROTEST@LISTS.RISEUP.NET ("*NYPROTEST EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT LISTSERV*")
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:43:03 -0500
Subject: SUPPORT PALESTINE FREEDOM RIDES: Tu. 11/15
Freedom’s Riding! Join Us!
Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30pm
96th St and Broadway
Whether Birmingham or Jerusalem: Separate Is Not Equal

On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that helped de-segregate the Jim Crow South, activists in Palestine are planning to board segregated buses that serve only Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank. From Mississippi to Ramallah, join us in saying “Separate will never be equal!”

Our demonstration of solidarity will be part of Jews Say No!'s monthly street action, with allies from Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY and WESPAC.

This is part of a nationwide day of solidarity with the Freedom Riders coordinated by Jewish Voice for Peace.
                 :::                        :::
                 :::                        :::
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:14:38 -0500 From: Nancy Kricorian
From: Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel <announcements@adalahny.org>
Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM  Subject: TOMORROW 11/13 - 11/20: Support Palestine at OWS and other NYC events To: Nancy Kricorian <codepinknyc@gmail.com>

Adalah-NY is involved in a number of events in Manhattan over the next couple of weeks. Join us!

Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine!
Sunday, November 13 (rescheduled after the snowstorm!)
Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park)

Join members of Adalah-NY for a message of solidarity from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee followed by a Q & A session about the growing movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law.

1:30pm: gather at the big red structure (corner of Broadway and Cedar)
to help publicize event + hold space

2pm: statement + debut of new chant for Occupy Wall Street + BDS Q & A

"The refreshing scenes of determined peaceful protest for justice from around the world tell us that we, the 99% of the world, are in the process of straightening our backs, collectively, with unwavering fortitude and boundless hope."

-----

Freedom’s Riding! Join Us!
Tuesday, November 15
5:30pm
96th St and Broadway

Whether Birmingham or Jerusalem:
Separate Is Not Equal

On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that helped de-segregate the Jim Crow South, activists in Palestine are planning to board segregated buses that serve only Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank. From Mississippi to Ramallah, join us in saying “Separate will never be equal!”

Our demonstration of solidarity will be part of Jews Say No!'s monthly street action, with allies from Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY and WESPAC.

This is part of a nationwide day of solidarity with the Freedom Riders coordinated by Jewish Voice for Peace.

-----

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Glenn Beck and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):
Guest speakers at the annual award dinner of the Zionist Organization of America

It's more than a shande!

Please join Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY, and others outside the ZOA dinner as we raise our voices FOR justice for Palestine and AGAINST racism, hatred, and crimes against humanity. We will provide signs.

Sunday, November 20
5pm
Meet outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel
(Park Ave and Grand Central Station)

Visit us on line at www.adalahny.org
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From: Carol Lipton <legalbabe@mindspring.com>
To: "NYC Protest@liasts.riseup.net" <nyprotest@lists.riseup.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:58:43 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Fw: [Nyc-ann] Of Interest: Loan Forgiveness Webinar Nov. 17th - 3-4pm
--Please circulate

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From: nlgnyc
Sent: Nov 11, 2011 2:24 PM
To: nyc-ann@nlgweb.org
Subject: [Nyc-ann] Of Interest: Loan Forgiveness Webinar Nov. 17th - 3-4pm

begin forward

>>> Hillary Exter 11/11/2011 11:43 AM >>>

webinar: Thursday, Nov. 17, 3-4 p.m. EST:
Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: For recent graduates with jobs in government or at a nonprofit, this webinar explains how to make sure you immediately begin fulfilling requirements to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness so that your educational debt will be forgiven as soon as possible. You will learn about: The importance of having the right kind of Federal Loans What you need to do to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness How long it will take to have your educational debt forgiven.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/847339048





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New York City Chapter
National Lawyers Guild
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New York, NY 10003
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From: "Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel" <announcements@adalahny.org>
To: Todd Eaton <nyprotest@lists.riseup.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:04:22 -0500
Subject: TOMORROW 11/13 - 11/20: Support Palestine at OWS and other NYC events
 
 

Adalah-NY is involved in a number of events in Manhattan over the next couple of weeks. Join us!

Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine!
Sunday, November 13
(rescheduled after the snowstorm!)
Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park)

Join members of Adalah-NY for a message of solidarity from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee followed by a Q & A session about the growing movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law.

1:30pm: gather at the big red structure (corner of Broadway and Cedar)
to help publicize event + hold space

2pm: statement + debut of new chant for Occupy Wall Street + BDS Q & A

"The refreshing scenes of determined peaceful protest for justice from around the world tell us that we, the 99% of the world, are in the process of straightening our backs, collectively, with unwavering fortitude and boundless hope."

-----

Freedom’s Riding! Join Us!
Tuesday, November 15
5:30pm
96th St and Broadway

Whether Birmingham or Jerusalem:
Separate Is Not Equal

On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that helped de-segregate the Jim Crow South, activists in Palestine are planning to board segregated buses that serve only Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank. From Mississippi to Ramallah, join us in saying “Separate will never be equal!”

Our demonstration of solidarity will be part of Jews Say No!'s monthly street action, with allies from Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY and WESPAC.

This is part of a nationwide day of solidarity with the Freedom Riders coordinated by Jewish Voice for Peace.

-----

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Glenn Beck and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):
Guest speakers at the annual award dinner of the Zionist Organization of America

It's more than a shande!

Please join Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY, and others outside the ZOA dinner as we raise our voices FOR justice for Palestine and AGAINST racism, hatred, and crimes against humanity. We will provide signs.

Sunday, November 20
5pm
Meet outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel

(Park Ave and Grand Central Station)
 

Visit us on line at www.adalahny.org
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please add
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From: Maryam Zohny <maryam.zohny@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:07:25 -0500
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rally to End Military Trials for Civilians in Egypt

 Rally to End Military Trials for Civilians in Egypt


International Day of Solidarity to Defend the Egyptian Revolution and Demand an End to Military Trials for Civilians



MEDIA CONTACT: Lamia Hassan, Journalist

+1-347-884-4323lamia.sherif.hassan@gmail.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


New York, NY, November 11 – Individuals and groups from around the world have come together to support the call from Egypt for an international solidarity day to defend the Egyptian Revolution and end military trials for civilians.  Responding to their request, concerned and conscientious citizens in NYC, have joined together to stand in solidarity with Egyptians and raise awareness about the mass arrests and treatment of innocent civilians by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF).  Egyptians remain resilient and “refuse to cooperate with military trials and prosecutions. We will not hand ourselves in, we will not submit ourselves to questioning. If they want us, they can take us from our homes and workplaces.”

 

Since January 28, 2011, the SCAF have become the transitional authority in Egypt, resulting in mass and wide scale imprisonment of innocent civilians by the unjust and illegal military tribunals.  Since the military junta took power, at least 12,000 Egyptian civilians have been subjected to summary and covert military trials.  The accused are often denied counsel, the opportunity to review evidence or examine witnesses; there are limited avenues of appeal. Furthermore, eighteen death sentences have been handed down so far and female demonstrators have been subjected to sexual assault in the form of “virginity tests” by the Army.  The SCAF are systematically targeting civilians who are expressing their dissatisfaction with the regime.

Activists’ quote à  “From January 25th to February 11th the Egyptian revolution captivated the hearts and minds of the world, inspiring activists internationally including our very own here at OWS.  The revolution in Egypt is not over, and it's our role as international activists to defend Egyptian civilians' rights to a free and fair justice system.   Let us all together, the 99%, move away from a world of opaque politics and special-interests, to one of transparency and accountable justice systems. We say no to military trials for civilians in Egypt.”

 

We stand in solidarity with Egyptians and demand the immediate release of thousands of civilians sentenced in military tribunals, a halt of the military trials of civilians by the SCAF, for those sentenced thus far be released and/or retried before civilian courts and an end to support for the Egyptian junta.

 

The G8, IMF and Gulf states are promising the regime loans of $35 billion. The US gives the Egyptian military $1.3 billion in aid every year. Governments around the world continue their long-term support and alliance with the military rulers of Egypt. The bullets they kill us with are made in America. The tear gas that burns from Oakland to Palestine is made in Wyoming. David Cameron’s first visit to post-revolutionary Egypt was to close a weapons deal. These are only a few examples.

 

From Occupy Wall Street, to Occupy Oakland, to Tahrir, we stand in solidarity with one another and call on all citizens of conscience to support the occupy movements and the civilians who risk their lives opposing these oppressive and unjust regimes.  People’s lives, freedoms and futures must stop being trafficked for strategic assets. We must unite against governments who do not share their people’s interests.

 

We fundamentally believe in human rights for everyone and support civil disobedience. 

 

***
Defend the Egyptian Revolution – End Military Trials for Civilians

Saturday, November 12 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Across from the Egyptian Consulate
Intersection between 44th Street and 2nd Avenue
New York, NY



On Saturday, November 12th, the International Day of solidarity to defend the Egyptian Revolution, we demand an end to military trials for civilians and we ask you to stand with Egyptians in their struggle for freedom, democracy, and social justice. 

We Stand in Solidarity with Egyptians and Demand:

-The immediate release of thousands of civilians sentenced in military tribunals
-End support for the Egyptian junta
-Halt military trials of civilians by the SCAF and for those sentenced thus far be released and/or retried before civilian courts. 


The Campaign to End the Military Trials of Civilians condemn in the strongest possible terms the imprisonment of innocent civilians by the unjust and illegal system of military tribunals implemented by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) since becoming rulers of Egypt on January the 28th, 2011.

Since the military junta took power, at least 12,000 Egyptian civilians have been subjected to summary, covert military trials. The accused are often denied counsel, the opportunity to review evidence or examine witnesses; there are limited avenues of appeal. Eighteen death sentences have been handed down so far.  Furthermore, female demonstrators have been subjected to sexual assault in the form of “virginity tests” by the Army.The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are systematically targeting those of us who speak out. 

Support Egyptian civilians as they refuse to cooperate with the military prosecution of civilians and call on Us to stand with Them.  

The G8, IMF and Gulf states are promising the regime loans of $35 billion. The US gives the Egyptian military $1.3 billion in aid every year. Governments the world over continue their long-term support and alliance with the military rulers of Egypt. The bullets they kill us with are made in America. The tear gas that burns from Oakland to Palestine is made in Wyoming. David Cameron’s first visit to post-revolutionary Egypt was to close a weapons deal. These are only a few examples. People’s lives, freedoms and futures must stop being trafficked for strategic assets. We must unite against governments who do not share their people’s interests. 

This is not the new Egypt that Egyptians fought and died for. Let us support them in their path to freedom, dignity and social justice!







---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gabi Kozak <gabi.kozak@gmail.com>
To: march-4-education-ny@googlegroups.com
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:25:38 -0500
Subject: Student Debtors Unite - Tomorrow at OWS at 1PM
Please come down to OWS for Generation Debt: A Day of Action & Awareness this Saturday, November 12 at 1pm, Liberty Plaza (corner of Cedar & Broadway)

EDU Debtors Union will be there in support of this great event organized by Occupy Student Debt(http://occupystudentdebt.com/owsdebtday) 

More info about EDU: http://edudebtorsunion.org

PLUS: TV Tokyo will be onsite doing interviews with student debtors from 1pm-4pm.  If you are someone with overwhelming student debt, please come down and talk to the cameras, or else just support the people who are.

I'll be there with representatives of EDU Debtors Union at the corner of Cyprus & Broadway by the Student Loan Justice sign.  

Hope to see some of you there.

Gabi


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "russellbranca" <russellbranca@yahoo.com>
To: ResistanceCinema@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:33:36 -0000
Subject: [ResistanceCinema] Sunday Nov. 13, "THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS"
 

RESISTANCE CINEMA
Presents

"THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS"
A film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page, 
Produced by The International Society for Ecology and Culture, (2011, 67 min)


WHEN:  Sunday November 13, 2011  1:15 pm
WHERE:  Community Church NY Gallery Room 28 East 35th st. btwn Park & Madison Aves.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated

RC FALL 2011 SCHEDULE  

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentali sm and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet, life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.  ......


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WRITE OR PHONE:  RussellBranca@yahoo.com  718-843-0515
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From: "Evan Giller" <evangiller@earthlink.net>
To: "Evan Giller" <evangiller@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:17:53 -0500
Subject: FW: [SDIPN] Sunday: Climate Justice Day #2... Peak Planet: Strategies forCollective Survival
TOMORROW SUNDAY, NOV.13, 2011 --  CLIMATE JUSTICE DAY #2 AT OCCUPY WALL STREET
                                                                Peak Planet: Strategies forCollective Survival
 
Evan
Evan Giller
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: peter rugh
Sent: 11/11/2011 7:02:32 PM
Subject: [SDIPN] Sunday: Climate Justice Day #2... Peak Planet: Strategies forCollective Survival




Environmentalist Solidarity @ #OWS Presents:

Peak Planet: Strategies for Collective Survival
Panel Discussion
Sunday, November 13
2pm
60 Wall Street
Teach-ins and speak-outs will follow at Zucotti Park, 4pm - 7pm

peakplanet-01.jpg

Is this economic crisis only about corporate greed, or is this much, much bigger?

We have a growth-based economy, completely dependent on the fairy tale of infinite resources. Unfortunately, we live on a finite planet, and we're at the peak of using/destroying these resources, just at a time when we need economic "recovery".  Peak energy, peak water, peak soil, peak biodiversity... peak everything.

Panelist include:
Christian Pareniti- author of Tropic of Chaos; Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
Chris Williams- physicist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to the Capitalist Ecological Crisis
Marcela Olivera- author, translator, veteran of Bolivia’s Water War
Dan Miner- founder of Beyond Oil
Chris Benedict- architect and sustainability expert
Moderated by Ken Gale, host of Eco-Logic on WBAI, 99.5 FM.





---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brian Tokar <briant@pshift.com>
To: ActionGreens@yahoogroups.com, nyprotest@lists.riseup.net
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:16:45 -0500
Subject: Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Battle Comes to NYC this Sat.
I've heard some of the folks involved w/ this during my regular visits to Prescott, AZ; some are very impressive.  Should be interesting:


Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Battle Comes to New York City on Saturday
(http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/11/11/arizonas-ethnic-studies-battle-comes-to-new-york-city-on-saturday/)

On the heels of taking down the state’s “Tea Party President” in a historic recall election this week, Arizona’s epic battle over the constitutional right to teach Ethnic Studies and Mexican American Studies in Tucson’s public schools comes to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 12th, at a series of special events at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

As part of the same extremist Tea Party movement in Arizona led by recalled state senate president Russell Pearce, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has targeted the acclaimed Mexican American Studies program in Tucson’s Unified School District in a widely denounced witch hunt. Despite a recent independent audit that praised the Mexican American Studies program for its inclusiveness and success, Huppenthal has disregarded all evidence and testimonies in a no-holds-barred ideological campaign, going as far as to compare to the Ethnic Studies program to Hitler’s paramilitary Jugend. Huppenthal, a Tea Party extremist who campaigned in 2010 to “stop la raza” or Mexicans, refused to apologize for his largely denounced outburst last month.

“I feel that our story reflects a disturbing trend in our country to roll back the advancements of the civil rights movement, as well as the suffocating legislative policies toward public schools,” said Curtis Acosta, one of the Mexican American Studies teachers featured in the film documentary Precious Knowledge, which will be screened at the Schomburg Center on Saturday. ” New York schools are in a similar plight struggling with the lack of democracy under mayoral control.
Sharing the story about the attempted destruction of ethnic studies in Arizona serves as a warning to our compañeros everywhere.”

The day’s events are sponsored by a coalition of educators and community-based organizers led by New York Collective of Radical Educators, Latino Educators for New York Independent Schools and Celebrate Cesar Chavez, who have announced the start of a New York City-based grassroots campaign to both defend the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program as well as to raise awareness of the struggle for ethnic studies nationally.

The schedule includes:

10-12: Special Screening for Youth

Youth from around the city will participate in a free special screening of the documentary followed by a conversation with Curtis Acosta where they brainstorm ways youth in New York City can support the struggle in Arizona as well as discuss how to bring the struggle to New York City.

3-4: Community Mixer

Youth and adults will come together to discuss ways to support the struggle for ethnic studies. A variety of local organizations will have tables to share information about educational justice issues and ways to become involved.

4-7: Special Screening for Financial Contributors

Another screening of the film will be offered to financial contributors to Save Ethnic Studies (www.SaveEthnicStudies.org), the grassroots organization in Arizona defending ethnic studies followed by a Q & A with Curtis Acosta and Maria Federico Brummer.


----------------------------------------------
Brian Tokar
Institute for Social Ecology
P.O. Box 93
Plainfield, VT 05667
www.social-ecology.org






---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: LRN1212@aol.com
To: NYCoREUpdates@yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:04:43 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [NYCoRE] People's University Tomorrow!: Education for the 99%, 1:30PM Washington Sq Park
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Leonie Haimson <leonie@att.net>eople's University in Washington Square Park presents

Education for the 99%

NYC activists, teachers, parents, and students speak on the fight
for public education in New York City and around the nation

Saturday, Nov 12th, 1:30pm
Washington Square Park

Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters / Parents Across America
      [how the 1% are controlling education policy in this country
       and wrecking our public schools]

Latoshia Wheeler, PTA President, K634, District 23
      [parents and students face school closings in a broken
       education system]

Megan Behrent, NYC Public School Teacher
      [perspectives from the classroom on Bloomberg's policies]

Melissa Garcia, New York State Youth Leadership Council
     
[keeping the DREAM Act alive]

Organizers from Occupy the DOE
and the Student Week of Action in Defense of Education, Nov. 14-21

More info on http://peoplesu.tumblr.com
http://www.facebook.com/NYU4OWS

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"Lets Be Realistic
Lets Do The Impossible"
Ernesto "Che" Guevara



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