On June 11th, conversations began at Greater Love Tabernacle about how race plays a role in the education of inner city students. That conversation continued on June 29th at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The meeting was co-hosted by BEJA member organizations, the Boston chapter of NAACP and the Black Educators' Alliance of Massachusetts, and attended by students, parents, concerned citizens, clergy, lawyer groups, school committee members and education justice organizations like Mass Advocates for Children.
Registration is still open! Scholarships available for STEM in the City Summer Camp at Wheelock College
Hologic and Boston Scientific Foundation have provided scholarships for students to participate, at no cost to families, in STEM in the City.
Who: Students entering 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2016
Where: Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Cost: (includes lunch and a snack): $400 per Week/$800 for Full Two-Week Camp Scholarship
Since January, Boston has seen a historic movement emerge in the fight for education justice and the schools our communities deserve. In a season of activism, thousands of students, parents and teachers have petitioned, testified, walked-in and out of their schools and into City Hall to send a clear message- fully fund our schools!
Collectively, we are demanding that the City Council vote down the proposed budget and tell Mayor Marty Walsh to ensure there are not cutbacks in school programs by adding $26 million to the budget for that purpose.
Please join us for the next BEJA Community Engagement Meeting
When: Thursday, June 23rd from 6-7:30pm
Where: First Church of Roxbury (aka the White Church)
10 Putnam Street, Roxbury
This location is minutes away from the Bolling Building, Dudley Square and Roxbury Crossing, and parking is available. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will be provided with RSVP. Call Marléna at 617.708.4685 for more information.
Our first town hall in January mobilized over 400 parents, teachers and students to learn about BPS budget cuts, kicking off a series of events that engaged thousands in our communities to fight for the schools we deserve.
The fight against BPS budget cuts isn't over! Help us plan and mobilize for the town hall where we hope to discuss next steps on:
BPS Budget Cuts
RSVP on FACEBOOK! https://www.facebook.com/events/276701409337102/