There are many events planned across NYC for this week of action. PS 58 will be offering activities for families during Parent Engagement time Wednesday morning, February 6th at 8:10 am in our lobby and in classrooms:
Here is a list of some public events you may wish to participate in this week.
Monday, February 4, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM: Central Park East 1
1573 Madison Ave., East Harlem, NYC
Cultural Celebration of Black Lives
Event open to families, youth and educators.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (Lunar New Year, NO SCHOOL)
1 PM – 4 PM at The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th St.
Sign making party for Wednesday Walk-ins and Thursday Rally
Youth, Educators and Families welcome!
Dance party, food, and prizes.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Before School starts: Walk-Ins for Week of Action Demands at schools across the city,
At PS 58, there will be family activities beginning at 8:10am during Parent Engagement time in the lobby and in classrooms. Details to come!
4:00 PM-8:30 PM Black Lives Matter in Early Childhood Education:
From Theory to Practice for 0-8-Year-Olds and Their Families
We invite all of you to join us for an evening that will focus on the joys and strengths of very young Black children and their families, within a challenging environment and early care & education system. We will have caregivers, practitioners, academics, policy makers/people and children in conversation, sharing visions for holistic and affirming early learning experiences for Black children.
Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street , RSVP Here
Thursday, February 7, 2019
4pm – Demands Rally to Deliver our Demands to the Chancellor of NYC Public Schools
Steps of Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St, WEAR YOUR BLM AT SCHOOLS T-SHIRT TO THE RALLY!
6-8pm at Hunter College, “Critical Conversation: Black Lives Matter in Education.”
Teachers, teacher educators, pre-service teachers, and community members will gather to brainstorm and plan for bringing the BLM 13 Principles and Week of Action into their schools. 695 Park Ave.
4 – 7 pm – Black Lives Matter in Schools Curriculum Scoring Event
Join together with other teachers, parents and community members to learn about the scorecard, score your own curriculum or ones we will bring for you, and support CEJ in their advocacy with the NYC Department of Education to make curriculum more reflective of the students and communities we serve. Countee Cullen New York Public Library,104 West 136th Street.
Friday, February 8, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM – Making Black Lives Matter in New York City Schools
Location, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
This discussion will consider recent developments in education policy in New York City in relation to structural racism. Public school parent and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones joins teacher José Vilson and high school student Xoya David to talk about what needs to change for Black Lives to truly matter in our schools.
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