Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Corazon de la Comunidad,
Creadora de Cambio,
Esperanza del Futuro
Hundreds gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon to celebrate international women's day in downtown San Antonio. Led by a young danzante, the march from the Hemisphere park to the East Side boasted high energy and chanting. Folks carried pictures of powerful women who dedicated their lives to social change. SWU co-sponsored the event.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Congratulations to the Baltimore Algebra Project
From the Baltimore Sun
Laying out their demands
Students, who don't want schools closing until class sizes are reduced, begin three days of demonstrations against the city's cost-saving planYoung bodies sprawled out across the cold sidewalk on West Baltimore Street yesterday. There were at least 400 of them in all, Baltimore public school students, lying still as if they were dead.
By Sara Neufeld
By Sara Neufeld
They hoped the officials across the street and safely inside at the Maryland State Department of Education would hear their cry:
"No education, no life."
It was Day 1 of a three-day student strike, protesting the impending closure of several Baltimore school buildings. Today, the students will be outside the city school system headquarters on North Avenue. Tomorrow's stop is City Hall.
Under the leadership of the Baltimore Algebra Project, the students are demanding that no schools close until the city school system reduces all class sizes to 20 students or fewer and provides all the art, music and other extras that kids in the suburbs take for granted. Such reforms, they say, would eliminate the extra space in the school system.