Monday, August 29, 2016

SEP13, 2016 Reject Offensive Mexican-American Studies Textbook #RejectTheText

This rally invitation regards the controversial textbook authored by Jaime Riddle and Valarie Angle titled, "Mexican American Heritage," that will get considered for adoption by Texas' State Board of Education (SBOE) in their September meeting, with a vote taking place at their November meeting.   The rally takes place on Tuesday, September 13th at 9:30AM in Austin, Texas at the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress.  

It comes by way of Celina Moreno from MALDEF and includes several other related  announcements as follows:

Today, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and the Senate Hispanic Caucus issued a joint statement urging the SBOE to reject the Mexican American Heritage textbook. Here is the joint statement:
Here is the full MALC letter:
Also, here is the link to the Facebook event which announces the Sept. 13 rally and SBOE hearing and includes details: Please share widely with your social media networks.

For ease, I've gone ahead and posted (see below) the joint statement and full MALC letter referenced in Celina's message.  It's great to have great leadership on such matters in Texas.

Here's the Twitter hashtag that all should use for this protest: #RejectTheText


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