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Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner at Madison High School, Thursday -- Climate Change and Our Classrooms


Dear Portland Rethinking Schools friends,

Please join the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and Rethinking Schools this Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Madison High School Library (4 pm to 6 pm) for an afternoon with Marshall Islands performance poet and activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner: "From the Frontlines of Climate Change to Our Classrooms."

Kathy has performed around the world -- including at the opening of the UN climate talks in 2014. It's a rare treat to have her perform for educators in Portland.

Resolution #5272, passed unanimously by the PPS school board in 2016, says that "All Portland Public Schools students should develop confidence and passion when it comes to making a positive difference in society, and come to see themselves as activists and leaders for social and environmental justice -- especially through seeing the diversity of people around the world who are fighting the root causes of climate change."

Come and listen to Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and talk about how we can implement this resolution in our schools and classrooms.

The facebook page for this event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/153441031974640/

Bill Bigelow, for the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and Rethinking Schools

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.