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This Saturday, Willamette River Sacrifice Zones: An Environmental Justice Tour


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

Just announced:

This Saturday, May 4, Sarah Taylor -- former principal at Sunnyside Environmental School -- will lead "Willamette River Sacrifice Zones: An Environmental Justice Tour." We will meet at the Montgomery Park parking lot at 9:30 am. The tour will last until 2:30.

We will explore the natural and social history of the area between Forest Park and the Willamette River -- the former Guild's Lake, Kittredge Lake, and Doane Lake. Part of this area is where Zenith is bringing in tar sands oil, and where the Extinction Rebellion is holding sit-ins on the train tracks leading into Zenith.

Our itinerary will include discussing curricular implications of what we see and learn.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/53sfRKqzk6MygdER6

We'll be sending more details soon.

Sponsored by the PPS Climate Justice Committee.

I hope you can make it. Please share with colleagues.

Best, Bill Bigelow

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.