MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
Join the Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition on Tuesday, Sept. 13, as we rally to call on the Texas State Board of Education to #RejectTheText. Following the rally, the board will meet to hear from the public on the proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that scholars and experts have said is deeply offensive, full of errors and offers a simplistic and distorted portrait of Mexican-Americans.
What: A rally calling on the Texas State Board of Education to #RejectTheText
When: Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 a.m. to about 1:00 p.-mish
Where: William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress, 78701
Other info: Registration not required; just show up and be ready to shout!
If you can't make it to the rally, you can provide public comment BY SEPTEMBER 2. TODAY
Featured rally speakers will include academics and scholars, elected officials from the Texas Legislature, activists and representatives from REST Coalition members.
Interested in testifying at the board meeting? The registration period for those wishing to testify will open soon. Info:
Parking information for the rally: Street parking at meters - bring coins as credit card machines may not be available. Paid parking at the Bob Bullock Museum (1800 N CongressAve) for $8 / day.
To learn more about the textbook and why it should be rejected, as
well as how to take action if you're unable to come to Austin for the
rally, visit MASforTexas.org.
Check out the latest REST Coalition statement below: