On, Monday evening, June 1, 2020 at the monthly Representative Assembly of the Prince George’s Dr. Monica Goldson visited and heard your concerns regarding school closure, summer plans, and reopening in the fall. There was much to be discussed and the answers were as clear as she could make because of the pandemic. She announced the days that members would be allowed in schools and she was clear that no one was mandated to go into school if their were not medically able. If you cannot retrieve your belongings, please alert your administrator. The full audio is on our COVID 19 page.
The Representative Assembly also passed the PGCEA budget for Fiscal year 2020-21 and also unanimously passed a motion to send $1,000 to the National Black Lives Matter Organization.
On Saturday June 6, 2020 over 200 PGCEA Members met at National Harbor for the #BLMinPG March and Rally. The rally began as a twitter post of a Mya Pierce Crossland High School graduate and now a junior at Clarke Atlanta. Kyndal McDonald a Spellman Junior along with seven other young ladies made a twitter post a reality. It grew to a rally at the Harbor, elected officials, labor leaders, and community members from the County. PGCEA was well represented and special thanks to Robin McNair who set up our table, Zena Whitworth who was the official shuttle driver, Kareem Bailey who decorated the van and loaded and unloaded supplies. Members arrived at PGCEA and made signs and caravaned to the Harbor. There were approximately 2,000 people in attendance. There are lots of pictures on our Facebook Page.
NEA SUMMER OF SOCIAL JUSTICE SERIES
Given the changes to the 2020 Representative Assembly and pre-RA events and conferences, NEA will not be hosting the Conference on Racial and Social Justice this year. Rather than re-create the conference virtually, the Center for Social Justice will instead host the Summer of Justice Series, which will share racial and social justice content and engagement across the summer, grounded in the same goals of the conference. Please read more about the Summer of Justice Series by
1. MSEA VIRTUAL SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
At SLC 2020 (July 14 & 15), we're takin' it new school, very new school - VIRTUAL! Our first virtual Summer Leadership Conference will explore our rich union history—the foundation of the exciting new union movement of the past several years. Each of this year’s SLC workshops will reflect on how school closures and the continuing coronavirus crisis impact public education and MSEA’s agenda.
Through two T(Ed)Talks, core trainings, electives, and discussions attendees will discover the issues and skills that make the new union movement relevant and successful and, importantly, how we can respond with a united strategy, intelligence, and compassion to these difficult times.
to register, view updated course descriptions, and the agenda. Registration is open from now until June 26. Space is limited by course to ensure interactivity despite the virtual setting.
*Please note: There is NO cost for this conference.
Theresa Mitchell Dudley