Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Teacher Insurgency in Mexico - TONIGHT - REPORT BACK From Mexico City to NYC:

From Mexico City to New York City

Teacher Insurgency
in Mexico
Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Ave. at 34th St. Room 5409
B, D, F train to 34th St.; 6 train to 33rd St. (photo identification needed

Since mid-August, teachers in Mexico have electrified the country, striking against unionbusting educational “reform” laws that threaten to throw tens of thousands out of their jobs while privatizing and potentially eliminating schools in impoverished and indigenous areas.

This is not your usual protest: the teachers drove the Mexican Congress out of the capital, and twice blocked Mexico City’s airport. Up to 40,000 strikers are camped out in the capital’s main square, the Zócalo, in front of the National Palace, refusing to accept the anti-teacher laws.
Their example is an inspiration to us in New York and elsewhere as we face a global offensive against public education.
Come to a reportback and discussion with NYC educators who were
present in Mexico City and Oaxaca during this struggle.

*Gloria Brandman, NYC teacher, UFT Chapter Leader, MORE (Movement of  Rank and File Educators)
*Tami Gold, professor and filmmaker - PSC Hunter College Chapter 
 *Marjorie Stamberg, NYC teacher, UFT delegate, CSEW (Class Struggle  Education Workers)
Video Reports from Oaxaca and Mexico City

Light refreshments
For more information, call (212) 460-0983

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