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Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca
Date Wednesday September 28
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Public Library, North Branch 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), Berkeley, California
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Authorcommunity
Please come out to a community town hall to defend an anti-fascist Berkeley middle school teacher under attack by the school district, and to find out more about the situation:

Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5pm
Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), Berkeley, California


After she helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer, and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists, terror threats were made against the school if she was not fired. Instead of defending the entire school, including Yvette, the Berkeley Unified School District has since turned on her, docked some of her pay, and last Wednesday abruptly suspended her. A parent of one of her students reported that his son was removed from class that day, and interrogated about her.

Yvette's grievance to her union (written before her suspension) can be read here.
 
You can watch the video of public comments at last week's board meeting, including by Yvette Felarca, her students who demonstrated how she helped empower them, parents who praised her teaching style and expressed concern about recent racist activities in the schools, fellow workers who wondered about the implications of the district's actions for other teachers, and community members who told personal stories about fascism in their own lives, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg2giLt6Fu4

For more details about what happened in Sacramento, and the neo-Nazis involved, read the accounts on the local Sacramento Antifa site: http://antifasac.weebly.com/

There is also information about the organizers of the neo-Nazi rally from the Southern Poverty Law Center, here: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/06/27/violent-clashes-erupt-sacramento-between-white-nationalists-and-antifascists

To voice your solidarity with Yvette Felarca, and demand that she be reinstated immediately, paid her full wages, and the harassment of her and her students be stopped, contact the Berkeley school board and superintendent at: boardofed@berkeley.net (entire board), Superintendent@berkeley.net (Dr. Donald Evans)

Non-sectarian defense of all anti-fascists!
An injury to one is an injury to all!
 
 
 
 
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