Hosted by Milwaukee IWW
Room 191, UWM Student Union, 4-6 P.M.
Join members of the Social Justice Education Movement (SJEM) from the Twin Cities as they share their experiences organizing for in K-12 schools in a presentation and Q&A.
Since its establishment in 2015, SJEM has successfully:
-Fought against unjust firings of educators of color,
-Removed racist textbooks from schools,
-Trained educators in workplace organizing,
-Supported student organizing,
-Hosted an annual Social Justice Education Fair
This event is free, and open to teachers, paraprofessionals, school staff, parents, students, future educators, and anyone else interested in organizing for K-12 schools that “honor the wisdom of our children, elders, educators, and families; center the self-determination of the oppressed; and fight for creativity, social justice, and community.”
Learn more about SJEM here: https://tcsjem.org/home/
We nourish Twin Cities movements for social justice in education so we may all survive and thrive. We create spaces to share tools, raise consciousness, and build people power; connect and collaborate with those fighting to transform our education system; and organize until our schools are run by the direct democracy of those who have been historically and systematically oppressed, including students, families, education workers, and communities.
We dream of socially and culturally just education systems free from colonization, capitalist exploitation, assimilation, and the erasure of histories and languages. Our future schools can and should honor the wisdom of our children, elders, educators, and families; center the self-determination of the oppressed; and fight for creativity, social justice, and community flourishing. We invite all people who resonate with our vision and are committed to anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer, and decolonial values and practices to join our efforts.