Thank you for registering and welcome to the kick-off of a new year of important community conversations in our "Listening-2-Learn" Series. We're excited to have WBAI Radio host and CUNY Professor, Basir Mchawi moderate and introduce our panel of NYC Public School Parent Leaders and Advocates:
• MUBA YAROFULANI:
Citywide Parent Advocate, Co-Chair of the Coalition for Public Education and co-founder, NYC Coalition to Finally End Mayoral Control
• CECILIA GREEN:
Parent Leader in Districts 75 & 13. President of the Brooklyn High Schools Presidents Council, former member of the Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS), and the former Co-Chair of the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council (CPAC)
• JENNIFER GARRIDO
Parent Advocate in Districts 75 & 32, Brooklyn
• HARRIET HINES
Parent Leader in Districts 22 & 2, Brooklyn & Manhattan. PTA President
• LESTER KINNON
Parent Advocate in District 27, Queens
• EVELYN PUGH
Parent Advocate and District 19 Community Education Council (CEC) Treasurer, Brooklyn
Plus! We're also showing a video clip of CFEMC’s co-founder, Charmaine Phillip interviewing KHEM IRBY, a nationally known parent leader and now an elected North Carolina, School Board member.
As a mom of 6 who educated her children in NYC’s Charter & public schools, Khem has served on numerous PTAs as president, as co-founder/president of The Mothers Agenda NY (aka The MANY), and as the former president of District 13’s CEC. The full interview, soon to be uploaded to our website, provides us an opportunity to learn from Khem’s unique knowledge of PTAs, mayoral control vs. community control, and to know that beyond NYC, the power that is inherent to democratically elected school boards.