Keynote Announcement: Philadelphia Student Union

Keynote Announcement: Philadelphia Student Union

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We are excited to announce that members of the Philadelphia Student Union will be joining us to share their experiences around creating a youth-led movement to fight for educational justice in their city. Through running school-based, citywide, and statewide campaigns around issues such as prison-like school environments, wide-spread school closings and staff cutbacks, lack of resources, high staff turnover rates, and suppression of youth leadership, PSU has been a forced to be reckoned with for 20 years! We are extremely excited and humbled that members of PSU are traveling to the Twin Cities to share their work with us and to participate in the Fair. 

 

Help us meet our fundraising needs

 

Based on last year’s costs, our expected increase in size this year, and with supporting our exciting keynote speakers, we are estimating that we will need to raise at least $2,000 in addition to other fundraising we are engaged in. Please contribute what you can to help us reach our goal and to continue to make the fair free to attend with nutritious meals and childcare provided for all!
 
Please share this indie-go-go campaign with others – We have a ways to go yet to reach our goal!
 
Only three days left to submit your workshop proposals!
 
We’re looking for quality workshops of all types by students, parents, school staff, educators, after school workers, and community members for this year’s theme “Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us”. Check out our website for more information about the theme and to submit a proposal.
 
**Proposals are due by Monday, August 31, 2014** 
 
We encourage folks to submit their proposals by the deadline. If for some reason you or your group are unable to submit a proposal before this deadline and would like an extension, please let us know. 
 
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about space (we’ll be in St. Paul this year!), awards, and other exciting news leading up to the fair.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair Organizing Committee
 
Website: tcedfair.org
               (612) 787-2272
Donate:   indiegogo.com, search for “Fund the Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair”

Second Youth Track Meet-Up this coming Tuesday at Penumbra – all (but especially young folks) are welcome to attend

We are excited to host the second Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair Youth Track Meet-Up next week. Please join us if you are interested in helping to plan and recruit youth-led workshops and creatively vision other activities and meaningful spaces for youth at this year’s fair. All folks but especially young people of color, young queer folks and young women are welcome here!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Penumbra Theater
270 N Kent St, St Paul, MN 55102
6:30pm-8:30pm
RSVP Here

Hope to see you there!!

Fair Updates: Youth Track Meet-up and much more!

Youth Track Meet-Up Next Week:

We are excited to host a Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair Youth Track Social Gathering next week. Please join us if you are interested in helping to plan and recruit youth-led workshops and creatively vision other activities and meaningful spaces for youth at this year’s fair. Young people of color, young queer folks and women are especially welcome here!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
911 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
4:00-6:00pm
Dinner provided
RSVP Here

At last week’s campaigns meet-up, educators, students, community organizers, and parents came together to discuss a wide variety of campaigns and organizing in the Twin Cities social justice education movement. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming meet-ups for the campaigns track and parent track!

Help us meet our fundraising needs for this year’s fair!

Based on last year’s costs and our expected increase in size this year, we are estimating that we will need to raise $2,000 in addition to other fundraising we are engaged in. Please contribute what you can to help us reach our goal and to continue to make the fair free to attend with meals and childcare provided for all!

Please share this indie-go-go campaign with others!

We are now accepting workshop proposals:

We’re looking for quality workshops of all types by students, parents, school staff, educators, after school workers, and community members for this year’s theme *Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us*. Check out our website for more information about the theme and to submit a proposal.

Don’t forget to submit a workshop proposal for this year’s fair! Proposals are due by August 31, 2014.

And, check out ‘Unchain Our Children’ community event next week:

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Call for Workshop Proposals: 3rd Annual Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair

Dear students, parents and caregivers, educators, and community members,
 
We are now accepting workshop proposals:
We’re looking for quality workshops of all types by students, parents, school staff, educators, after school workers, and community members for this year’s theme *Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us*. Go to our Call for Proposals page to read more about our theme and to submit a proposal.
***Proposals are due by August 31, 2014***
New tracks this year at the Twin Cities 3rd Annual Social Justice Education Fair:
 
We are excited to announce that this year’s fair will include tracks that will specifically support youth,parents, and nascent or ongoing educational justice campaigns. We are planning larger community meet-ups leading up to the fair in order to get input, brainstorm ideas for, and plan for each of these three tracks. These events will also be critical opportunities for folks to connect, network, and build relationships. See below for more information about the first meet-up next week:
 
  • Social Justice Education Fair Campaigns Meet Up–this Tuesday, 8/5, 1pm!
    Are you organizing an education campaign? Or want to be? Come to this meet-up to network, share your goals, and collectively figure out how to use the Social Justice Education Fair this October 17th to build our campaigns and movement. 
     
    Please contact David or Shannon if you are interested in attending! It’s going to be a great time! 
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming meet-ups for the youth track (save the date for August 14th, 4-6pm) and parent track (details coming soon)!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair Organizing Committee
Website: tcedfair.org
               (612) 787-2272

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