Register by October 9th!

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Dear students, parents and caregivers, educators, and community members,
Register for 4th Annual Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair by October 9th! You are welcome to register after October 9th or on the day of the fair, but we cannot guarantee food or childcare for you. Please visit our website to register yourself or a group of youth. 
 
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:30am to 5:00pm
275 Lexington Ave Pkwy
St. Paul, MN 55105
You can earn up to 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Interpretation in Hmong, Spanish, and Somali will also be available. 
 
This year we are also excited to announce our Parents and Families Track:
 
Announcing a meeting for parents and families interested in doing social justice work in education! The Social Justice Education Fair Planning Committee would like to hear from YOU about how to make this year’s Social Justice Education Fair an open, inclusive, and engaging space for parents and families to meet, connect and talk about the change we hope to be in our local schools. 
 
Come and get involved in making change in our schools in the Twin Cities!
 
Thursday October 1st, 5:30-7:30
East Phillips Park and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Dinner and childcare will be provided!! Please stop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30.
 
Check out our website for more information about the more than 40 workshops, our annual Youth Activists Summit, our youth-hosted Open Mic Event, and more! Please share the attached updated flier with your friends and colleagues.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair Organizing Committee
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Check out this year’s more than 40 workshops!

We are excited to announce more than 40 workshops on topics ranging from gender and sexuality, race and identity, ethnic studies, union organizing charter schools, youth participatory action research, decolonization, food justice in education, and so much more!

***Stay tuned for a keynote panel announcement about exciting and inspired  local and national speakers who’ll share their  experiences and intersectional insights on the struggle for justice in education.

To see a full list of this year’s workshops, visit our program page at https://tcedfair.org/2015-program/

MPS School Board Action tonight! #CanceltheContract

MPS School Board Action Tonight! #CanceltheContract
5:00pm
Davis Center
1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Come stand with teachers, staff, families, students, community, and the Social Justice Education Movement (SJEM) as we demand that MPS:
1. End MPS’s contract with Reading Horizons
2. Form a diverse, community based assessment entity to review current and future curriculum and partners
3. End scripted curriculum and expensive, short term, test-score centered purchasing
4. Provide funds for teachers, schools, and communities to review and replace marginalizing curriculum and texts in their current libraries with richly diverse and culturally relevant curriculum and literature

Join us afterwards at Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), 1101 West Broadway Ave, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55411 for a fun social gathering beginning at 6:30pm with light refreshment.
Sign the petition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JFx6kYtR2-XR8fcf854f0t_w6eHVFfKCYlkptLoQXls/viewform

Learn more from a series of articles here: http://www.brightlightsmallcity.com/cashing-in-on-the-achievement-gap-reading-horizons-contract-with-minneapolis-reportedly-worth-1-2-million/

Registration, Workshop Deadline Extended, Location, and more!

Registration is now open! Please visit our website to register yourself or a group of youth. Help us out and do it early so we can be as prepared as possible with food and childcare!
 
Workshop proposal submission deadline is EXTENDED to September 13, 2015 – so get your workshops in, folks! Share your knowledge and expertise or convene a discussion around an important topic toward social justice in education. 
We are also excited to announce the location of the Fair:
 
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:30am to 5:00pm
Central High School
275 Lexington Ave Pkwy
St. Paul, MN 55105
 
Stay tuned for an exciting keynote announcement!
 
 
To find out more about opportunities to volunteer for the fair, please contact us at tcedfair@gmail.com or call (612) 787-2272.
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