Dear Bell Middle family,
On Saturday, January 28 from 9 am - 2:30 pm, our school will be hosting the 3rd annual Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro, a free conference that aims to raise consciousness with middle and high school youth about a diverse range of topics relating to artistic and cultural literacy, empowerment, social justice, Zapatismo and defending human rights. There will be workshops for students, educators andparents, as well as speakers and musical entertainment, including some facilitated by our own Ms. Bailon and Mr. Weinberg. We will be providing free breakfast and lunch (thanks ASB and SSC!) and it will count as Saturday School if students complete a reflection at the end of the event.
We are graciously asking staff to volunteer their classrooms for workshops (we are planning 2 sessions of workshops x 7 workshops in each round) and also to be present on the day of the conference to keep an eye on the students and help with set up and clean up. Please let Mr. Zambrano or Mr. Weinberg know if you are willing to lend your classroom or assist on the day of the conference. It should be an amazing day so please help us to get students excited about the event. The flyer is attached and we will have color flyers if you would like to post it in your classroom.
Thanks for the support!
Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro organizing committee