Comprehensive coverage of the most important Parent Strike you’ve never heard of … and how the DOE is collaborating with the Administration for Children’s Services to retaliate against families protecting their children during a global pandemic.
Check out all the labor poured into a safe and equitable school reopening for the past two years … labor and community expertise the DOE completely ignored resulting in over 11,000 Covid cases captured in schools to date at an embarrassing rate of only 10% in school testing. Thankful for the opportunity to connect this botched reopening and the city’s response to white affluent parents to a long history of harming the majority of the city’s children to appease a handful. Is it 1964?
Teens Take Charge had a year unlike any other- leaning into #SolidarityNotScarcity, mutual aid and the vision of our founders- a system that centers the youth it has thrown away for generations and prioritizing their communities, resources, ideas and joy at every level. Made possible by: Stephanie, Maryam, Katie, Ahkiyrah, Mariame, Brianna, Dorothea
We decided to freedom dream BIG and then actualize it. If this isn’t a PSA for what could exist beyond conformity, ’professionalism,’ and police in schools I don’t know what is! #BlackJoy
CEC 14 has most notably created a parent led mutual aid network (Friends of D14) and the North Brooklyn device drive during the pandemic to connect students who didn’t have devices with resources. Most recently we’ve been using the #Strike4SafeSchools toolkit to inform and empower families of their rights and resources.
How has your business made you a better person?:
Children are an absolute breath of fresh air and as a mom and educator I think each facet of my life makes me better at the other. As a mom and mentor I’m more open and empathetic in general because kids require so much patience and you have to be quick on your feet with little ones! Adaptation is the key to this thing called life.
What makes you HUMAN?:
My vulnerability and genuine love for people makes me human. It also makes me unlikeable to some folks because I believe only the truth can enable us to REALLY love each other and see one another’s humanity. I take it in stride because James Baldwin said ‘if I love you, it’s my duty to make you aware of the things you don’t see.’
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Tajh and the Brooklyn Tech Step Teams teach Rihanna some moves.