What does a safe, equitable & responsive NYC school reopening look like? Daniel Alicea, NYC educator, discussed this with Tajh Sutton and Dr. Kaliris Salas-Ramirez, two extraordinary parent activists and advocates, in a special broadcast about the fall reopening of New York City public schools. Tajh and Kaliris shared their perspectives about the challenges our excluded school communities and families face during the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic. We talked about an equitable remote learning option, vaccine and mask mandates, vaccine equity, COVID-19 testing and safety protocols, social distancing, overcrowded spaces, and much more. They also shared upcoming citywide actions by a citywide coalition, including a planned parent attendance boycott for the first day of school. Dr. Kaliris Salas Ramirez is an NYC public school parent who is a neuroscientist and professor for CUNY School of Medicine. She is also the president for Community Education Council 4, in Manhattan, and a steering committee member for Parents for Responsive, Equitable, and Safe Schools (PRESS). Tajh Sutton is an NYC public school parent who is an arts educator and the program director for Teens Take Charge. She is also the president for Community Education Council 14, in Brooklyn, and a steering committee member for Parents for Responsive, Equitable and Safe Schools (PRESS).
Press NYC - http://pressnyc.org
Osterholm Update: COVID-19 - https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/podcasts-webinars/episode-66