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TGITh - Thursday, November 6 / Reminder


 Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

This is a reminder for the upcoming "TGI Thursday." We are depending fully on email announcements these days -- i.e., no paper sent out -- so please help us get the word out:

Our "TGI Thursday" will be this Thursday, Nov. 6, -- 4 pm social; 4:30 to 6 pm -- at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Fireside Room, 1624 NE Hancock, two blocks north of Broadway.

Our topic: "Got Equity? Stories and Conversations." We'll be using the Portland Area Rethinking Schools-produced report card to ask ourselves critical questions about how equitable our schools and school districts are -- and reflecting on how we can use this information to make them better. It should be a lively and interesting session. -- Full details at our website: www.portlandrethinkingschools.org

Also, I'm sure that we'll want to spend some time discussing the election results and how these might influence the prospects for equity and justice in the schools. -- We'll also hear some brief reports from the recent First Annual Teaching for Social Justice Conference in Seattle, that attracted 325 educators from around the region.

Please send this announcement to friends and colleagues. We are no longer sending out paper flyers, so depend on emails and email forwards to get the word out.

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.