ARE Los Angeles
Publicity / Community Relations Committee
Over the past three years, ARE members have supported the student group Watts Youth Voices (WYV) atLocke High. WYV meets regularly after school and works to supports students in three areas: college access, counter-narrative storytelling, and community organizing. This year, students have identified the need to address the growing tension between the different small learning communities at Locke High. In their last meeting on January 12th, WYVcollectivized the proposal to hold a weeklong action in April to address the violence on their campus. WYV will lead a series of assemblies for their peers on the issues of divide and conquer and Black and Brown unity. The week will culminate with an event later this school year featuring spoken word and videos created by students surrounding the theme “One Locke, One Love.”
(Check out WYV in action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJzbVPcd4uA)
On January 12, 2012, a forum on the Privatization of Education took place at Central Region High School (CRHS) #16 in response to the differential treatment CRHS students are seeing between themselves and students attending the charter school at CRHS. The forum introduced students to the charter schools and the political economic forces steering the privatization of public education today. The day began with a general introduction to privatization, the screening of the documentary Granito de Arena, which speaks to privatization globally, and a workshop on developing political fliers. Santos Zuniga of SomosRazaled the last segment, which involved strategizing around the community forum on violence scheduled for February 22nd.
Community Forum on Institutional Violence, Central Region High School, 300 East 53rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90011, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – @ 7pm.
Association of Raza Educators | Los Angeles Chapter | General Body Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Central Region High School #16
300 East 53rd St (corner of 53rd and San Pedro)
Los Angeles, CA 90011
now held at the Parent Center – enter from the front of the school
Come start the new year with : Saturday, January 7, 2012 – Noon at Locke High School.
The readings and discussion will be focused on OWS and the role people of color can/should play in the movement. Click on the link for readings and videos. https://sites.google.com/site/arelapilot/hot-news-1
Hola ARE Familia,
I think it’s important to begin sharing the work already in progress as a way of gaining awareness of what ARE members are doing locally with respect to our Laying Roots in Community Campaign. For this reason, I am sending this brief report to our chapter…
I was tasked by the Publicity Community Relations Committee to begin attending CRHS youth group meetings. Amazing work is happening at CRHS, which I have no doubt we will hear more about in the coming months. I introduced myself and shared a brief overview of ARE. The group has already conducted a survey of their immediate school community and has identified violence and police brutality as salient themes; they also voiced concerns with challenges in building a youth movement.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: December 15, 2011
The theme for the Winter 2011 issue:
“The Attacks on Education, Teachers, and Our Communities”
Given the historical attacks on teachers and working class, communities of Color, exacerbated by the current national trend to defund and privatize education, we have developed a special issue that aims to bring the voices of teachers, students, community organizers, and scholars on how they are experiencing these attacks and what grassroots efforts are underway as a strategic response to these attacks. We are looking for reports, essays, narratives, counter-stories, political analyses, etc. that fit within this broad, general theme.
We are looking for submissions by teachers, students, and community organizers; we welcome scholarly submissions that are written for a general audience.
Length: 700 – 3000 words
Submission deadline: December 15, 2011
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org