[act-ma] 3/18 Budget Crisis in the Schools: Parents' Analysis (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Mar 16 09:08:47 PDT 2009


Community Change, Inc.

Challenging Structural Racism since 1968

ANTIRACISM BROWN BAG DISCUSSION SERIES



QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL:

THE PARENTS’ ANALYSIS OF THE BPS BUDGET CRISIS



A proposal in response to the severe cuts to the Boston Public  
Schools budget calls for school reassignments, school closings, and  
transportation cuts that disproportionately penalize already under  
resourced schools in neighborhoods of color. Myriam Ortiz, Acting  
Director of the Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON), will give a  
presentation/discussion on what parents are saying about

  			·      The potential solutions presented by district

·      The solutions to the budget crisis from the parents’ perspective

·      What can be done to improve the quality of education for all  
students

  March 18, 2009 (Wednesday)

12 noon – 1:30 pm

Community Change Library on Racism

14 Beacon Street, Room 605

Boston MA 02108

  The Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON) supports and advocates  
for the improvement of the Boston Public Schools. Because of BPON’s  
effectiveness, parents and families who are marginalized by  
socioeconomic status, race, language, disability and immigration  
status directly influence decision making at all levels of the Boston  
Public School System.




The current public discourse around race assumes that we live in a  
color-blind society where the American Dream is attainable by all  
individuals who work hard enough. This deeply flawed discourse  
obscures the racial disparities in employment, education, criminal  
justice, housing, health care, etc. and provides a powerful but  
faulty rationale for leaving our systems and institutions the way  
they are. The issues presented at the Community Change Brown Bag  
Discussion Series are concrete examples of the structural racism that  
affects the lives of all, most acutely communities of color. The 2009  
Series places these issues in their social/historical context and  
gives attendees a truthful discourse, as well as ways to put that  
discourse into action, in order to challenge institutional and  
systemic racism.

  Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5  
contribution requested.

RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org

Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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