Saturday, July 2, 2016

I'm Going to SOS on UFT Bus Friday July 8

I swore I wasn't going to do this - leave Rockaway twice in July - the AFT convention is July 18  - but given the UFT bus is going and coming the same day I am going to do this and catch it at 6:30 AM - oy!. I will miss the Sat and Sun stuff but that is OK. I can be back at the beach by late Friday night.

There's plenty of room on the bus if you want to join us. Yelena Siwinski is handling reservations.

A free bus will leave from 335 Adams St., Brooklyn (near the subway entrances at Jay St. & Boro Hall)  at 6:00 AM and return after the march.  Teachers, students, families, & community members are encouraged to join us.  Riders should also get breakfast, a bag lunch, and water.  To sign up email  Give the names and cell phone numbers of those in your party.

People's March for Public Education & Social Justice
July 8-10th

We are a little more than 1 week away from the 2016 SOS Coalition People's March for Public Education & Social Justice!  We are so excited to hear and learn from the amazing educators, parents, and activists who are coming to the march & rally and the conference to share their stories about the struggle to save public education. Here some of their stories here!

We Need Your Help!
We are raising money to bring parents and youth from New Jersey (Newark/Camden), Philadelphia, Chicago, Massachusetts, and Detroit to event.  We need your help to get them there! Your donation will help sponsor buses, housing, and conference registration for the families most impacted by the attack on public education and community. You can help be making a tax-deductible donation to Save Our Schools March or through our GoFundMe campaign. Help us raise $5000 by July 4th!

Rally, March, & Conference Info
Transportation and parking in the DC area can be difficult to say the least. We encourage the use of public transportation for the rally and the conference. If you require assistance with accessibility, contact us so we can help.

The Schedule of Events
July 8th - March for Public Education & Social Justice
@ The Lincoln Memorial
  • 10:30-12:00 - Pre-rally: come for entertainment, soap box speeches, etc.
  • 12:00-2:00 - Rally
  • 2:30-4:00 - March to the Ellipse & wrap-up
July 9th - Save Our Schools Coalition for Action Conference
@ Howard University
  • 8:00-6:00 - Conference presenters and collaborators come from a wide range of experiences. They are are local, national, and international organizers of all ages who will facilitate our work in developing campaigns via grassroots work, social media, the arts, and a deep commitment to the voice of the public being heard. Keynote addresses will be given by Jitu Brown and Bishop John L. Selders Jr. View the program here.
  • Registration ends July 1st, and there will be no onsite registration at the conference, so register now!

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