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Monday, June 25, 2012

Meet Superintendent Banda This Week

I had already planned on attending this event but wasn't sure it was open to the public; it is. 

To note: still nothing from the Mayor or Councilman Burgess on Superintendent Banda's appointment.  I have to wonder about that and I hope they both show up to this event.

From El Centro de la Raza and the Alliance for Education:

What: El Centro de la Raza and the Alliance for Education, together with a host committee including nearly thirty community groups representing every corner of the city, are pleased to host a Community Welcome Reception for incoming Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda. The free event will feature a global selection of food, including El Quetzal, Green Leaf and Fusion on the Run. 

Who: A wide array of educators, school staff, parents, civic leaders, elected officials, and corporate partners will attend the Welcome Reception. The following community members will offer brief remarks:
  • Estela Ortega, Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza
  • Sara Morris, President and CEO, Alliance for Education
  • Tom Stritikus, Dean and Professor at the College of Education, University of Washington
  • Michael DeBell, Seattle Public School Board President
  • Jose Banda, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent 
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 5-7pm

Where: El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144)

Cost: Free and open to the public

RSVP: Please RSVP to Sara Circelli, saracircelli@alliance4ed.org

Sponsors: ACLU of Washington, Alliance for Education, Arab American Community Coalition, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Casa Latina , Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy, Child Care Resources, City of Seattle, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, Denise Louie Education Center, El Centro de la Raza, Goddard College, Horn of Africa, Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores After School Program, The Martinez Foundation, Nate Miles, Paola Maranan, Racial and Social Justice Community Roundtable, Refugee Women's Alliance, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Senior Services, Somali Community Services Coalition, South East Seattle Education Coalition, The Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County, University of Washington, Youth Ambassadors

14 comments:

Charlie Mas said...

As much as I appreciate the two days' notice, I regret that I will not be able to attend as I have a prior engagement.

seattle citizen said...

Why does Tom Stritikus, the UW's TFA cheerleader, keep popping up at these sorts of things? Aren't there other ED deans the UW could send down? Must we have Dean TFA?

WHY is he popping up at these things? Because he's connected to the Alliance, and Frank Greer et al?
hmm....

Linh-Co said...

It does make me nervous that 3 of the speakers are Sara Morris, Tom Stritikus, and DeBell.

Unknown said...

Melissa

Thanks for passing on this information. It's important that as many of us show up to welcome and support Mr. Banda.

Linh-Co said...

I tried to reserve a spot this afternoon but was denied. They are at capacity.

Unknown said...

My RSVP was also denied. Makes me suspect that the Alliance and other heavyweights are trying to position themselves so they can corrupt Mr. Banda with their ed reform. Ugh!

Unknown said...

My RSVP was also denied. Makes me suspect that the Alliance and other heavyweights are trying to position themselves so they can corrupt Mr. Banda with their ed reform. Ugh!

Unknown said...

My RSVP was also denied. Makes me suspect that the Alliance and other heavyweights are trying to position themselves so they can corrupt Mr. Banda with their ed reform. Ugh!

Unknown said...

My RSVP was also denied. Makes me suspect that the Alliance and other heavyweights are trying to position themselves so they can corrupt Mr. Banda with their ed reform. Ugh!

Unknown said...

My RSVP was also denied. Makes me suspect that the Alliance and other heavyweights are trying to position themselves so they can corrupt Mr. Banda with their ed reform. Ugh!

mirmac1 said...

Would be a great place to flyer against Teach for America and Decline to Sign I-1240. Greer would pop an artery. : o

Linh-Co said...

Did you get a spot Melissa?

Melissa Westbrook said...

I did get a spot as I heard about this earlier but was confused over whether this was invitation only. I would have put it up much sooner if I understood it was open to the public.

I will be delighted to attend and let you know how it goes.

Linh-Co said...

Well, you deserve to go and at least we will all get a good report.