Friday, July 3, 2009

DAY 2: PAPEL, People’s Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation (Summer School))

July 3, 2009

TO: All Immigrant, Human, Womyn's and Education-rights Organizations

FR: People’s Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation (PAPEL)

RE: Summer School Education Program Schedule for Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I just wanted to provide you with a schedule of today's class and a brief update on our first day of school.  Before I do, however, I just wanted to apologize to those of you who have asked me to stop posting on some listservs.  My intention was not to inconvenience any one of you. I just thought this was the best way to inform everyone of what is happening the first few days while we update our information on a website where anyone interested in this project can visit.  After this email, I will send one more message to let you all know what is planned for the days and weeks ahead.  For those of you who want to take part in the planning of the summer program to save and educate our kids, the Assamblea General de Educacion Popular will be meeting this Sunday at 12PM in front of the Beaudry Building.  Please visit for updates.

Our first day of class hit a few snags here and there but we managed to survive the day.  Carolina Valdez from the Association of Raza Educators, Cuco from Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, Sean Leys from Hungry for a Better Education, and Ron Gochez from Union del Barrio did an exemplary and wonderful job teaching those few but eager to learn students.  Many of the students, including some instructors that stayed on for the next class, learned something new.  In a few hours, we will begin with day two.  We're hoping that despite this being a holiday season, more students and parents will show up.  Even if one student shows up, that's one student we will serve.  And that's why were here, to serve them.

Finally, our sister-in-arms, Kelly Flores, will be helping to coordinate logistics with our teachers so we can start planning out a schedule.  Once we finish drafting the proper survey, we will email it to those of you who showed an interest in volunteering to let us know what you would just love to teach and when so we can start letting students and their parents know.  Remember, it's not to late to participate.

Thank you all for hanging in there.  I know yesterday was hard for those of you who got dismissed.  Do know that the battle is far from over and we will win it for the children and for you.  Save the students! Save the teachers! Save our future!

Faithfully yours, in solidarity and struggle,

Martin Terrones,
People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation (PAPEL)
(310) 591-7560 mobile


8AM – 10AM: Elementary School Students, Grade 1st – 6th
Teacher: Carolina Váldez
Assitant: Micaela López
10:15 – 12PM: Danza Mixteca Cuauhtemoc, Open to Anyone
Teacher: Cuco
Assistants: Danza Mixteca Cuauhtemoc
1PM – 2:30PM: Middle School Students, Grades 7th – 9th
Teacher: Sean Leys
2:30PM – 3:30PM: Aztec Calendar Reading
Teacher: Cuco
3:30PM – 5:30PM: High School Students, Grades 9th – 12th
Teacher: Martin Terrones
Topic: "Understanding the Politics in Quevedo, Lorca, Neruda and Alberti's Romantic Work"

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