Sunday, May 22, 2011

Come to the GEM Meeting Monday, May 23, 4:30PM

GEM just premiered "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" to an audience of almost 700 people.



Watch a Sneak Peek here: http://www.waitingforsupermantruth.org/

And watch some reactions to Thursday's showing as well as Diane Ravitch speaking on the panel after the movie here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W86XBS9llvM

THEN COME TO THE NEXT GEM MEETING!!!

After a highly successful film premiere of "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Thursday night at Riverside Church, come to a GEM organizing meeting on Monday. Julie Cavanagh and Brian Jones will help to facilitate a discussion on what we can do to take the movement forward. The discussion will be followed by breakout sessions.

Our unions and schools are under attack!
Join the fight to defend public education

Bring your ideas to a meeting and a strategic discussion with the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM)

Monday May 23 4:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center 34th Street and 5th Ave Room 5414
Bring Picture ID

All across the United States, from Florida to Wisconsin to California to New York, schools face severe budget cuts, teacher unions face vicious attacks, standardized testing broadens and intensifies and the privatization of our public education system continues in the name of "reform". But groups like the Grassroots Education Movement have been organizing to fight against these attacks and for a positive vision of what education should look like. At this meeting, we are going to take a look back at an exciting year of activism, and make plans for an even more exciting year, and we want your input.


The movie was shown to overflowing SRO crowd at Socialist Party sponsored event on
Saturday, May 21, followed by a panel consisting of GEM's Julie Cavanagh, CPE's Sam Anderson, UFT's Leo Casey, and Stanley Aronowitz.

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