Monday, March 5, 2018

Join BSU for #edjustice! Sponsored by MRISJ

From March 12-23, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University will be sponsoring an exciting series of events on justice and injustice in the American educational system (https://www.facebook.com/pg/BSUInstituteforSocialJustice/events/). Everyone is welcome at all events in the series, which are free and open to the public, although we are asking people to register for some events which include meals. Please help us promote these events to students as well! Share/forward widely. Details at the link/URL above, and also copied below, and a flyer listing all the events is attached. Follow/like MRISJ on Facebook and Twitter for details and updates!

Monday, March 12, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Monique Morris, Ed.D.

“Countering the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Registration free but required at http://bit.ly/edjustice312
The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Dr. Morris’ acclaimed book Pushout

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00-5:30 pm
Town Hall on Standardized Testing – Friend or Foe of #edjustice?

DMF Auditorium

Featuring Lisa Guisbond from Citizens for Public Schools, Monty Neill from fairtest.org, and Keri Rodrigues of Massachusetts Parents United

Free and open to all, refreshments provided  

Wednesday, March 14, 5:00-7:00 pm
Dinner & talk by Linda Nathan, Ed.D.

“When Grit Isn’t Enough”

RCC Small Ballroom

Registration free but required at http://bit.ly/edjustice314
The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Dr. Nathan’s recent book about how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise

Thursday, March 15, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Stefanie DeLuca & Susan Lundquist

“If You Can Weather the Storm: Urban Inequality and the Transition to Adulthood”

Rondileau Campus Center, Small Ballroom

Registration free but required at http://bit.ly/edjustice315

The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Stefane & Susan’s book (with Kathryn Edin) Coming of Age in the Other America

Monday, March 19, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Jack Schneider, Ph.D.

“How GreatSchools.org is Making Segregation Worse”

Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Registration free but required at http://bit.ly/edjustice319

Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30 pm
Film Screening: Bully
Weygand 1047

Co-sponsored with Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)

Post-film discussion on how to reduce peer bullying in schools
Free and open to all, pizza and snacks will be provided 

Wednesday, March 21, 4:00-6:30 pm
Film Screening: Starving the Beast – The Defunding of Public Higher Education
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Co-sponsored with the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
Post-film discussion and social media advocacy with legislators
Free and open to all, pizza and snacks will be provided

Thursday, March 22, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Richard Kahlenberg

“Saving Democracy By Having Rich & Poor Children Go To School Together”

Weygand 1047

Registration free but required at http://bit.ly/edjustice322

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