One LA-IAF Action 3.7.10


On Sunday, leaders from Immanuel participated in a gathering of 450 leaders of One LA, from all over Los Angeles, at Temple Isaiah, to demand improvements in schools.   Superintendent Ray Cortines, School Board members, and a Council Member listened as parents told their stories of wanting help for their children transitioning to middle school, and wanting safe and effective schools. Cortines pledged to increase the length of “Camp Emerson,” which orients children starting middle school, to make sure that bus stops are safe so that there will be no more near accidents when dropping children off, to provide more teacher and parent training, and to make similar improvements throughout LA. Administrators committed to make public schools more effective by creating a culture of collaboration.

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Staff in the News: Grassroots Profile: Samuel M Chu, Interim Director of California Faith for Equality


This brief interview with straight ally  Samuel Chu marks the launch of Grassroots Weekend when Syd Peterson and I will introduce you to grassroots activists working for equality in California. Chu has some grassroots experience: In fifth grade back in Hong Kong, I shut down my elementary school and organized a teach-in and assembly to teach the students what was going on with the protests and hunger strike at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

via Grassroots Profile: Pastor Samuel M Chu, Interim Director of California Faith for Equality.