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Education Advocacy Tuesday and Education Leaders Meeting Wednesday

Education Advocacy Webinar THIS TUESDAY

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC is hosting Education Advocacy as part of the Advocacy Series that started this past Spring. We are excited to share about the work PNCC is doing in NC and why it is so important we support public education! You do not need to be a Cooperative Baptist to attend. It's Free and will be recorded, so register and you'll get the link to the recording and materials shared afterwards. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday afternoon from 2-3pm on Zoom.

Register to attend live or get the recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-uhqT4rH9TRVkxnFNHPK4ZTls71nHSQ 

SAVE THE DATE -- Monday, October 18th 

On Monday, October 18th, PNCC is inviting clergy and faith leaders from across NC to gather in downtown Raleigh. This date corresponds to the next Leandro Hearing that Judge Lee has ordered to receive the report from the State about how it is fulfilling the Leandro Plan. Details are still being worked out be we will be gathering to pray for the children of our state and ask they receive the 'sound basic education" our State Constitution requires. 

If you're not familiar with the Leandro Case or why October 18th is such a big deal, here's some more info: https://wr.al/1LLw4

Watch our social media @Pastors4NCkids and emails for more details about time and location as we get closer. Be sure to invite your clergy colleagues and friends to join. Clergy collars, stoles, robes, etc. are encouraged.

PNCC is hosting Monthly Leaders Gatherings

You are invited to join us this Wednesday, September 22th — from 10-11am to meet other leaders in churches and education from across NC as we work to support Public Schools and NC's children. These are open meetings, so please feel free to invite friends and colleagues to join us as well! 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduqopjgqGdURRie0GUrQCJyV8qJXjjBd

(This is the same link for each monthly gathering during 2021 on the 4th Wednesday at 10am. We were previously meeting at 9am, but with school starting, we needed to adjust the time to 10am. Thanks for your flexibility.)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (If you need to join late or leave early, you are welcome to do so!)

Here's our agenda:
  • Brief Introductions from those on the call
  • Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • Leandro Hearing Oct 18 Info
  • Next steps/Next Meeting Dates (This is a monthly call that you can join as you are able!)

These monthly gatherings are geared to clergy and lay leaders who are interested in supporting public schools, and school leaders interested in the intersections of faith and advocacy for public schools. You might be leading a group of volunteers with schools or chair the social justice committee or be clergy wanting to learn more, etc. You might also be church members who is an educator or want to start a group working on school support in your congregation. All are welcome!

Our hope is that this conversation builds a network of interested participants across the state in conversations and collective action to bring systemic change and justice for public schools, especially in more fully funding public education and creating equitable schools for all of NC's children. These are starting as informal meetings to start the conversation and build up leaders to keep reaching out further across the state. 

It will be a time for introductions, a bit of teaching or discussion about current situations/policies/bills that are coming up, and a chance to support one another in the work. We know lots of people are doing this work of supporting our local schools in silos and in various counties, and we need people connecting to make a bigger impact, be encouraged, share ideas, etc.

Join us! Here is the meeting link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduqopjgqGdURRie0GUrQCJyV8qJXjjBd 

Shalom,
Rev. Suzanne Miller
Executive Director, Pastors for NC Children

Resource Alert

Author Dr. Noliwe Rooks has written Cutting School: The SEGRENOMICS of American Education" and it has a new forward by Diane Ravitch. Rooks will be the speaker at the Public Schools First NC Conference on October 9th, so don't miss a chance to read it ahead of time. It's worth your time! 
"In an era characterized by levels of school segregation the country has not seen since the mid-twentieth century, cultural critic and American studies professor Noliwe Rooks provides a trenchant analysis of our separate and unequal schools and argues that profiting from our nation’s failure to provide a high-quality education to all children has become a very big business." https://thenewpress.com/books/cutting-school 

Hear the author interviewed here from April 2020: https://www.democracynow.org/2020/4/29/noliwe_rooks_education_during_pandemic

 
 

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PNCC is a grateful recipient of a Z. Smith Reynold Foundation's Systemic Change Grant to support Public Education. 

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