Close This Chapter In Texas Racist Textbooksby Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 11/05/16
Join us to Shut This Chapter in Racist Texas Textbooks.
We Still Have to Close the Deal.
The Texas State Board of Education Will Vote Friday, November 18
on the Racist Texas Textbook.
Thank you to everyone who has united to put in check the racist textbook deceptively titled “Mexican American Heritage” by Momentum Publishing submitted for approval for use in Texas schools. As a reminder, here are some links to some of the articles about the book that defines Chicanos as violent, Latinos as uneducated, and argues that nothing of importance every came to the U.S. from south of the Texas border.
The Texas State Board of Education will officially vote on implementing or rejecting the racist textbook Friday, November 18 AFTER the presidential election. So we want to remind you to stay involved and keep up the pressure. Below, is a timeline of upcoming events and how you can help.
Vote: Tuesday, November 8, 2016: Vote to send a message that our community will not stay on the sidelines. We will participate in or protest against all issues that impact our community from now on.
There are several Texas State Board of Education seats up for election. If you live in Texas google “Who Represents Me” or click here http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx. Call them or email them to find out where they stand on this issue. Also, talk to all of your elected officials about this. Remember that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wrote a scathing rejection of the textbook. However, he will not directly vote on the book, but his testimony is powerful.
If you do not live in Texas you can still help by signing the petitions at www.Librotraficante.com & www.MasForTexas.org, and you can still call Texas State Board of Members to let them know where you stand on the book. Here is a list of current Texas State Board of Education members. http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Leadership/State_Board_of_Education/Board_Members/SBOE_Members/
Thurs Nov 10, 7p-8:30p: Community Meeting to Reject Racist Texas Textbooks. TBH 333 S. Jensen, Houston. Get involved. Everyone is welcome.
Tues Nov 15, 6 am: TBH 333 S. Jensen, Houston. Join us AGAIN on the bus to Austin to testify against the racist textbook deceptively titled "Mexican American Heritage" by Momentum Publishing. Rally & Press Conference 9:30 am Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas. #Bus2ATX to #RejectTheText.
To reserve a seat on the bus email: Tony@Librotraficante.com or call (713) 867-8943. Also, we need sponsors and donors to help pay for the bus.
Wed, Nov. 17: The 15 Texas State Board of Education Members will give a preliminary vote to accept or reject The Racist Texas Textbook. Texas Education Agency, Austin, TX
Fri, Nov. 18: The 15 Texas State Board of Education Members will officially vote to accept or reject The Racist Texas Textbook. Texas Education Agency, Austin, TX.
Sign the petitions at
#Bus2ATX to #RejectTheText.
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