Dear Parents, Educators, Students, Community, and Staff,
We are writing to share with you a few important issues and opportunities that you may be interested in:
- Community Petition to Demand MPS Superintendent Search RESTART
- Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – “Healing Our Schools, Healing Ourselves”: A Social Justice Education Movement Social
- SJEM Solidarity with ‘Justice for Jamar Clark’ Uprisings
Community Petition to Demand MPS Superintendent Search RESTART
This week, the Minneapolis school board is going through the final stages of its search for a new superintendent for the Minneapolis schools. They are set to select someone officially at a Special School Board Meeting on Monday December 7, from 5:15-6:45 PM at the Davis Center (open to the public). There are three finalists for the position: Michael Goar, Charles Foust, and Sergio Paez, and they are all less than qualified for the position and have alarming ties to the business-driven reform model.
You can learn more and view the full petition to demand the board restart the superintendent search by clicking here. You can also join folks at the Special School Board Meeting on Monday Dec. 7th, 5:15-6:45 at the Davis Center (1250 W Broadway) to present the petition.
You can also find more background information here:
Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – “Healing Our Schools, Healing Ourselves”: An SJEM Winter Social
Did you enjoy the Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair and wish it was longer than just one day? Join us on Wednesday, December 16th at the IWW Office for dinner, self-care, and meaningful discussion with like-minded folks working toward justice in their classrooms, communities, and streets.
“Healing Our Schools, Healing Ourselves”
Wednesday, December 16th, 6pm-8pm
2 E. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Dinner and childcare provided. There will be alcohol served at this event (likely spiced wine).
SJEM Solidarity with Justice for Jamar Clark Uprisings
In the wake of the brutal murder of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis Police, and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against working class communities of color in our cities, SJEM offers this statement in support of all people rising up in response to demand change. Please consider signing on, we will be publishing and circulating our statement more widely once we gain a critical mass.
SHARE: How have you been addressing the issue of police brutality in your classrooms and community? Do you have resources or stories to share? Please write us and we will post to our blog at tcedfair.org and on our SJEM and Classroom Struggle TC facebook pages.
The Social Justice Education Movement
Our Mission: We nourish Twin Cities movements for social justice in education so we may all survive and thrive. We create spaces to share tools, raise consciousness, and build people power; connect and collaborate with those fighting to transform our education system; and organize until our schools are run by the direct democracy of those who have been historically and systematically oppressed, including students, families, educators, and communities.
Our Vision: We dream of socially and culturally just education systems free from colonization, capitalist exploitation, assimilation, and the erasure of histories and languages. Our future schools can and should honor the wisdom of our children, elders, educators, and families; center the self-determination of the oppressed; and fight for creativity, social justice, and community flourishing. We invite all people who resonate with our vision and are committed to anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer, and decolonial values and practices to join our efforts.