December Roundtable Schedule

November 29, 2017

December Roundtable Schedule


Education never ends. Come learn with us at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano. We have discussions, not arguments and meet from 10:30 to 11:30am in the Library. Our goal is to learn more about all sides of issues and to learn more about one another. If you have a topic you would like discussed, contact Jim Basler,




December 3NEA My School My Voice: ESSA & Community Schools” presented by Andrew Montoya, Organizational Specialist-Field Staff, National Education Association. Partnerships in Public Education: Using our voice and action to create the schools our students deserve.


December 10Border violence: militarization and identity formationJorge Rodriguez, Field Organizer for ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights. The various intersections influencing interior border checkpoint (IBC) crossing experiences of brown, borderland residents is unique in that it has become normalized. This presentation looks at the conscious/subconscious process or actions that individuals take to meet the dominant view of what ‘normal’ or ‘non-suspect’ might be as a minimization of suspicion technique (MST). Jorge also will discuss whether IBC crossings influence the way borderland residents identify themselves in a region that is continuously influenced by colonial residual ideologies and institutions.


December 17“Community Schools as a movement of Transformation and Resistance” The community school movement developed to resist the top-down bureaucratization of schooling and to advance a grassroots vision for education. This presentation will review the background and history of community schooling, and will then discuss the local community school movement that is growing in our city. The presenter will be David Greenberg, District Coordinator for Community Schools with LCPS.

December 24 No Roundtable on this date.


December 31 – No Roundtable on this date.

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