Event: How are the Differences in Schools Affecting Boston?

With presentations and commentary by:
Barbara Fields, Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts
Cliff Chuang, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Charter Schools and School Redesign
Dan French, Executive Director of the Center for Collaborative Education
Betsy Drinan, Lead Teacher, BTU Pilot School

March 31st Flier




18. February 2014 by RK
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2014 Conference Planning

BESJ 2014 Flier

We are currently planning for our 2014 conference. Our next planning meeting is on March 18th in Jamaica Plain. If you would like to work with TAG Boston and various youth activists in the planning process please email us – info@tagboston.org.

02. February 2014 by RK
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Day of Action flyer-Boston

08. December 2013 by RK
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Announcing Upcoming Events


1. Bill Ayers will be coming to Cambridge to speak about his new book
Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

2. Kick-Off Planning Meeting!
Boston-area Educators for Social Justice Conference 2014
Tuesday, November 26th5:30-7:30pm
At the new Jobs With Justice office, 3353 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Your feedback, ideas, and planning energy are welcome and encouraged!  We’d love to have you join us to plan the 4th annual conference.  The proposed theme for the May conference is Loving to learn: Reclaiming the Classroom for the Joy of Learning
Contact besjinfo@gmail.com if you have questions.

3. BTU’s Community Advisory Board: Focus on Restorative Justice
Monday, December 2, 6-8pm
***At Madison Park, 75  Malcolm X Blvd in the Green Tile Room.

4. National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education
When: Dec 9, Monday, 6-8 pm (Dinner at 5:30)
Where: Madison Park High School, Cardinal Hall, 75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
Download the flier here and spread the word!

5. Educators Book Club
Sunday, December 15th 1-3pm
226 Wachusett St. JP MA 02130. Come around back to the basement.
We’ll finish discussing Lois Weiner’s The Future of Our Schools.
We decided that we’d all read chapters 6 & 12, and that we’ll jigsaw the chapters in between (choose one or more other chapter in between and be ready to share out to the rest of us about it.)
Contact Marla if you have questions. marlajblair@gmail.com

6. Unwind, Take Stock, Chill with Educators: Self-Care as Activism
Wednesday, December 18th5:30-7:30pm
The Treehouse, 13 Orchard Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Contact: rianagood@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions

7. People of Color Social
Friday, January 24th,  4-7pm
Savin Bar and Kitchen (Across the street from Savin Hill station on the redline)
Contact: adiyaewh@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions

8. Boston Ed Truth Coalition Meeting
Friday, February 22nd
To learn more about Boston Truth’s Mission, Principals or to join the listserv visit: http://www.bostonedtruth.org/ 

9. Public Schools, Charter Schools, ALL Schools: Accountability and Access for All Students
Febuary, Date/Time/Location TBA
Contact: rianagood@gmail.com to join in planning this conversation




15. September 2013 by RK
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2013 Back to School BBQ


We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and enjoying some much-needed, well-earned rest and relaxation! TAG Boston is hosting a kick-off event/social to connect and reconnect and start thinking about what we want to accomplish in the new year. It’s a BBQ Potluck so please bring some food if you can, but TAG Boston will also have some grilled goodness available.

When: Sunday, August 25th from 4-7pm
Where: At the park on the corner of Amory and and New Minton Streets, JP, Close to the Stonybrook T – Check the map below

BBQ Flier Final

15. August 2013 by RK
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Creating the Schools We Deserve – Charrette Process

Stay tuned for updates and next steps on the charrette process and creating the schools we deserve!

Charrete Pic 6 Square

01. July 2013 by RK
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3rd Annual BESJ Conference: Educate to Liberate – Creating the Schools We Deserve

May 17 and 18, 2013, English High School
144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Friday 5 – 7:30pm – Opening Panel followed by Open Mic
with Youth Performances

Saturday 9am – 5pm – Workshops and Visioning Session
for The Schools We Deserve!

Conference Website with More Info: besj.weebly.com
Register Here
Missed the Workshop Deadline? Try an Open Session Click Here
Help us Make this Conference Great: Volunteer
Help us Promote, Print a Flier and Pass it Out: Click Here

Video from our 2nd annual conference in 2012:

25. March 2013 by RK
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Spring Kick Off Event!


We are excited about Spring!  On March 23rd, TAG Boston will have a meeting from 3 to 5:30 pm at Savin Bar & Kitchen on 112 Savin Hill Ave in Dorchester.

At this meeting, we will be sharing the work of the planning team and engaging the larger TAG community in discussion around the renewed mission statement for TAG Boston.  This meeting will also be a place for rallying for the Spring Social Justice conference! as well as a chance to socialize and get to know one another.  Spread the word!  We are excited about kicking off Spring with this great event! 

18. March 2013 by RK
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TAG Boston Social

Educators, Activists and Community Members join TAG Boston for our February social/meeting this Friday, February 1st from 5-7pm at Savin Bar and Kitchen. When we discussed starting up meetings we were looking for a space that allowed for more private dialogue and Savin Bar and Grill has been gracious enough to open up the space for us. In honor of our hard work as educators, Savin Bar and Grill is offering dollar oysters and ½ price appetizers with the purchase of a beer, wine or cocktail between 3pm and 6pm.  We are excited to share the great work that TAG has been and will be doing in the future. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday!!!!!

Who: TAG-Boston

What: February Meeting/Social

Savin Bar and Kitchen
112 Savin Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA
directly across the street from the red line (Savin Hill T Stop)

When: February 1st, 2013 fro 5pm-7pm

01. February 2013 by RK
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End Of Year TAG-B Social

It’s on!  The end of year TAG-Boston Social will be next Thursday, December 20th at Canary Square from 4-7pm or whenever we feel like going home. Details about our recent work and updates will be forthcoming, but put it in your calendars. We hope you can make it out to celebrate the year!

Canary Square is located at 435 South Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

15. December 2012 by RK
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