There is power in numbers. Come join other educators, parents and social justice activists at the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action on Friday, July 8, in Washington, D.C., and stay through July 9 for a conference at Howard University featuring a series of workshops. Rally speakers will include the Reverend William Barber, Jonathan Kozol, Diane Ravitch, Jitu Brown and other Dyett hunger strikers, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Denisha Jones, Gus Morales, Yohuru Williams and me.
Two buses will be leaving from Massachusetts on July 8, one from Boston and one from the New Bedford/Dartmouth area. They will return late on July 9. For just $30, a limited number of participants can get a seat on the bus, overnight accommodations and an event T-shirt.
GET A FREE COPY OF ORGANIZING HANDBOOK
The MTA is making copies of “Secrets of a Successful Organizer” available for free to members who are interested in reading and discussing it with colleagues over the summer. The book shows you how to fight back where you work – and win. It’s a step-by-step guide to building power on the job. For a copy of the book, published by Labor Notes, contact Ari Mercado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDU plans to read this book in its summer and fall organizing efforts; every caucus member should have a copy!