Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bob Moses in Sacramento

I am proud to announce that on Aug. 24 & 25, Mr. Robert Moses will participate in events organized by SVOC here in the region. Mr. Moses is a legendary organizer from the voting rights movement of Mississippi, but most recently founded and leads the "Algebra Project", an effort to teach math and science to at-risk students; he calls these efforts the "new civil rights project".

SVOC leaders are planning and preparing for an event on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish (660 Florin Rd.). The focus of this gathering will be to hear of Bob's approach and method, and to engage him around our stories and experience from a Sacramento context. On Friday, Aug. 25, we would like to gather Superintendents, School Board members, and other educational professionals in a conversation with Bob about what he does and how it can positively impact schools in local districts. If he decides to develop a project here in Sacramento, he wants to do it within an organizing context of SVOC and the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) --here and elsewhere.

If this sounds interesting to you, please reply to me here or call me directly at (916) 802-4593. I will be contacting as many of you as possible to talk about this exciting opportunity for education reform efforts here in Sacramento. I would like to talk to you about what kind of an event would make sense for you on the 25th.

Thank you in advance for your interest and cooperation.
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