THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Black History Month Listening Project:
Listening Project is a meeting of organizations and individuals with a primary focus on, but not limited to communities of color.
Each listening project will seek to highlight how people's daily lives, their hopes for the future and their communities are impacted by:
1. School closings, turnarounds, phase-outs, co-locations and charter school expansion.
2. Inequitable school funding and budget cuts
3. Mayoral control and the lack of meaningful parent and community engagement in school decision-making.
4. Zero-tolerance discipline policies and the push-out crisis.
The goals of the Grassroots Voices Listening Projects are to:
1. Effectively document the impact of current education policy on the lives of families and their communities for local, national and international organizing efforts.
2. Unify the voices of an emerging national education organizing network that is working to address institutional racism that informs local and national education policy.
3. Collect authentic stories (qualitative evidence) to align peer reviewed research (quantitative evidence) strengthening the demand for the Sustainable School Success proposal as a viable solution to help improve struggling schools.
4. Make the connection between viable, effective neighborhood schools and healthy, safe prosperous communities.