November Newsletter

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I. Facilitator Applications Due January 28, 2011

II. EXCO Fall Party - Many Thanks

III. Seats still open for Indigenous Imperative and The Movies: Cultural Enrichment or Co-Dependence? classes

IV. Save North High Coalition event - Rally to Save North High - Tuesday, November 9, 4:30pm at 807 Broadway Ave NE, Mpls

 

I. Facilitator Applications Due January 28, 2011

Interested in facilitating a class for the next session? Want to get a group of people together to learn about a topic, share your knowledge and skills, answer a research question, or share some knowledge about a movement you're a part of? 

Facilitator applications are due January 28, 2011, and while that may seem to be the distant future, there are multiple benefits to applying early:

  • The longer your class is posted to the website, the more publicity you'll receive, and, thus, more potential participants
  • The earlier you apply means more time to prepare and get facilitation-related questions answered by your friendly EXCO organizers and/or veteran facilitators
  • Procrastination feels good at first ... bad later

II. EXCO Fall Party - Many Thanks

Much appreciation for everyone who attended, performerd for, and/or helped out with our incredibly successful Fall Kick-Off Party on October 9th at Powderhorn Park! It was a great event with over 100 people in attendance, a beautiful day, great skill shares, music, and food.

Bringing together our strong, diverse, and inspired EXCO community was energizing to say the least, and we can't wait for the next event!

III. Seats still open for Indigenous Imperative and The Movies: Cultural Enrichment or Co-Dependence? classes

Seats are still open for the following classes, check out www.excotc.org for more info:

Indigenous Imperative

The premise of course is that our future is not only ecological but
indigenous. We will be looking at not only the Six Nations Confederacy,
but several other cultural and political powers in the western
hemisphere including the Hopi, the Ojibway, the Inca, the Maya, Aztecs
and many others. One of the goals of this course will be to not only
push the envelope but get rid of the envelope. No discussion of our
problems or potentials is possible without our indigenous center.

Mondays 6-8PMMacalester College Old Main, Room 111

1600 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN
 
The Movies: Cultural Enrichment or Co-Dependence?

In other words, there are classic movies which add to our cultural
enrichment such as Joe Macbeth (starring John Garfield), and The
Godfather (starring Al Pacino). However, the co-dependence theme comes
up when we are no longer able or willing to tell our own stories. After
a hard day on the job or at school, all we wanna do is rent a movie so
that we can quote "unwind." This speaks to an intellectual laziness
which could end up helping to unravel a society which is already
unravelling.

Tuesdays 6-8PM

Macalester College Old Main, Room 009

1600 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN
 
 

IV. Save North High Coalition event - Rally to Save North High - Tuesday, November 9, 4:30pm at 807 Broadway Ave NE, Mpls

 

Rally to Save North High
@ Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 9th
4:30pm: Rally Outside School District HQ
5:30pm: March into the Board Meeting
807 Broadway Ave NE, Mpls

Despite widespread community protests, the School Board will vote November 9th on the proposal to close North High. Now is the time to step up the community pressure to demand:

  • Withdraw the proposal to close North High and commit to re-investment in the school.
  • Reverse the decision to open two “Minneapolis College Prep” charter high schools.
  • Re-establish a “home zone” for North High to boost enrollment.
  • In partnership with parents, teachers, and students, develop an aggressive, fully-funded plan to boost enrollment at North High.
  • Support the efforts of North teachers, parents, and students to address academic and enrollment concerns by re-organizing North as a democratically managed community school.

SAVE NORTH HIGH COALITION

Subscribe to listserv for announcements: alturl.com/g7f9c
Committee for North High | [email protected]
North High Alumni Association | 612.715.2527
Friends of North Foundation | [email protected]
Public Education Justice Alliance of MN | 952.465.5307
Updates @ www.PEJAM.org

 

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Cheers,

Erin Dyke and the EXCO Organizing Team

www.exctotc.org

[email protected]

651-696-8010