Sunday, November 13, 2016

Angela's advice and counsel from yesterday, 11.12.16

For all people of conscience, let's connect the dots and join all of our movements.  Here is what you can do.  -Angela Valenzuela

I request that you join me at this press conference at 9:30 AM this Sunday morning on behalf of our immigrant community. It is not an all an exaggeration that our children are getting bullies, harassed, and threatened—in some instances, by their very teachers and other adults at school.  All of our children in our education system have a constitutional right to an education.  Educate yourself on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA here.

Don't Mess with Texas Families - Press Conference- Austin, Texas, this morning!

Don’t Mess with Texas Families - Press Conference Sunday, November 13 at 9:30 AM Austin City Hall in Austin, Texas   We know that immigrant communities could be the first targeted by the new administration and we want to stand together against this hateful agenda.

We are building as we speak a national movement to protect our DACA students.  A good number of them are teachers in our schools, too, by the way, and they, too, wonder if they can even plan anything, personally or professionally, into the near future either for themselves or their students.

We fear that because the government has their IDs, that they may be the first targeted.  We must develop and anti-ICE movement and defend, stand up to the ICE. We are organizing as we speak. More on this shall be forthcoming.

Attend Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Press Conference and Rally on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:30AM

Check out the #RejectTheText movement on Twitter.  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, November 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m. (press conference in the AM; the hearing which includes other board agenda items is expected to take place all day).
Where: William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress, 78701
Other info:  Free and open to the public.  The Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition needs you for one final push to convince the Texas State Board of Education to #RejectTheText!

Here's what you can do:

1. Show your opposition to the text, in person, by joining us at the Nov. 15 hearing.

2. Sign the petition as

3. RSVP to this event to get regular updates on this event and any other news about the textbook.

4. Testify at the hearing. Find out how here:

Attend Austin Independent School District Board Meeting on Monday evening in support of Ethnic Studies, December 12 in the PM (Details, TBA)

Finally, stay tuned to this blog for info on other organizing efforts.

Again, let's connect the dots and join all of our movements.  

And let's be just in all of our ways .

Angela Valenzuela


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