Thursday, May 7, 2009

Effective Outreach and Organizing

Session 3:

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description of Session 3:

Do you find that sending mass emails and putting flyers in teacher mailboxes isn?t really yielding the turnout you want? Whether it's organizing your colleagues around a school problem or a community concern, participants in this session will learn strategies and techniques for framing an issue, engaging others, and building support. If you have an idea for a particular issue you want to organize around, there will be opportunities to develop your organizing plan of action.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (betw. Bank and Bethune Streets)

I was there last Saturday and it was great. Going back again this week. The often young, new teacher participants belie the line that these teachers are anti-union or automatically aligned with the ed deformers. -Norm Scott


"The Teacher Activist Course sessions are powerful!
Very useful for organizing and strategizing."
-12th grade teacher, course participant


Session 4:
Who controls the public school system in New York City?: A brief history of the city's schools
Saturday, May 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch is included in all sessions.

For full course descriptions and more information, go to:
http://www.teachersunite.net/register

Sliding scale registration fee per session for non-members: $25 - $75

To register, go to: http://www.teachersunite.net/register

Teachers Unite is a membership organization supporting the leadership of NYC public school teachers committed to social justice and activism. By leadership we mean: 1) a deep understanding of the problems faced by educators, students and public school communities,
2) skills to organize a community to build power and make change, and
3) a willingness to take action.

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