BSAC Steering Committee
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

BSAC Steering Committee

Come rep your school and learn about issues affecting BPS students. Get looped into our social justice campaigns like Student Rights and Climate, and give input on the direction of the district and Strategic Implementation Plan.

Bring a friend! Snacks will be served.

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BSAC Steering Committee
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

BSAC Steering Committee

Come rep your school and learn about issues affecting BPS students. Get looped into our social justice campaigns like Student Rights and Climate, and give input on the direction of the district and Strategic Implementation Plan.

Bring a friend! Snacks will be served.

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Boston Education Justice Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Education Justice Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting

  • East Boston Social Center @ 68 Central Square, East Boston (map)
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Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) for its monthly membership meeting. 

More about BEJA: We are students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members who are deeply tied to the neighborhoods of Boston and directly affected by public education. We are committed to building a stronger and better public school system that is driven by community voices. By engaging all communities in Boston and building power through unity, our youth and parent driven coalition is committed to working with our elected and appointed officials and holding them accountable to the actual needs and desires of the communities served by Boston Public Schools.

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7th Annual Listening Project
Oct
22
2:30 PM14:30

7th Annual Listening Project

For the 7th year in a row, BSAC is hitting popular train stations to talk to students about school discipline. Share your story or join us in listening to others! Prep dates to be announced soon.

Participants who attend a planning session and are on the Listening team will receive a free Dignity in Schools t-shirt and are invited to a debrief session at the Bolling Building in the late afternoon. Pizza will be served.

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BSAC Steering Committee
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

BSAC Steering Committee

Come rep your school and learn about issues affecting BPS students. Get looped into our social justice campaigns like Student Rights and Climate, and give input on the direction of the district and Strategic Implementation Plan.

Bring a friend! Snacks will be served.

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Boston Education Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Education Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting

  • East Boston Social Center @ 68 Central Square East Boston MA (map)
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Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) for its monthly membership meeting. 

More about BEJA: We are students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members who are deeply tied to the neighborhoods of Boston and directly affected by public education. We are committed to building a stronger and better public school system that is driven by community voices. By engaging all communities in Boston and building power through unity, our youth and parent driven coalition is committed to working with our elected and appointed officials and holding them accountable to the actual needs and desires of the communities served by Boston Public Schools.

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Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Release
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Release

Join us to celebrate Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! , which features voices from the frontlines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Each author tells their own story of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against profound and systemic inequities and mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. The organizers and activists recount their journeys to movement building, lift up victories and successes, and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes. BSAC alumni Carlos and Denyse are featured essayists.

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Our Wealthiest Nonprofits' role in the Future of Boston: Discussion on PILOT payments to benefit Boston
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Our Wealthiest Nonprofits' role in the Future of Boston: Discussion on PILOT payments to benefit Boston

Join the JP Forum, Boston Ed Justice Alliance and the PILOT Action Group for this informative and important discussion on
how crucial it is to hold wealthy non profit institutions accountable to their communities for the betterment of the future of our city. 

Please join us for a presentation by Enid Eckstein and Jonathan Rodrigues from the PILOT Action Group and BTU on the state of the city's Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program and recommendations for a more inclusive and successful partnership between the City of Boston and nonprofit institutions. Large non-profits must pay their fair share. Following the presentation, participants will have a chance to share their stories and input on their priorities for the PILOT program. 

Background: 
Non-profits like large universities and hospitals do not have to pay property taxes. Starting in 2012, the City created the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program to set guidelines and request community benefits and cash payments to help cover essential city services. The PILOT agreement stipulated institutions should pay 25% of their if-taxable property taxes, but half (12.5%) could be deducted in community benefits. 

7 years after the program started, the wealthiest nonprofits have neglected to pay over $77 million in cash PILOT contributions. Assessed property values for nonprofits are stuck at 2010 rates. And community benefit reporting is not timely, not fully transparent and many times not what our community truly needs. Lastly, the program lacks sufficient community and City Council input and oversight.

For more information and to read the full "Boston's Payment in Lieu of Taxes: a Fair Deal for Boston Residents" go to bit.ly/PILOTactiongroup

Free and open to all.

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Back To School Fair
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Back To School Fair

  • 180 Mount Vernon Street Boston, MA, 02125 United States (map)
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The Boston Teacher's Union is excited to confirm our Fifth Annual BTU Back to School Fair for BPS families, Saturday September 22nd 1-4PM at the BTU and Carson Beach!

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 2,000 families coming out to focus on literacy, eat, play, and get resources from our community partners! 

This year the BTU's Back To School Fair will have more music, activities and fun as well as the distribution of over 40,000 free books directly to families! 

To download flyers in BPS families' most spoken languages, visit btu.org/backtoschool
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Interested in volunteering to make this event a success? Sign up at the bottom of btu.org/backtoschool under 'volunteers'

Interested in tabling for your nonprofit/cause? Sign up at the bottom of btu.org/backtoschool under 'nonprofit organizations'

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