Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

Mayoral Candidate Leland Yee Announces Plan for Public Schools – Wants Free Muni Rides for Students

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Here’s the whole megillah from Leland Yee.

Board of Education Commissioner Kim-Shree Maufas, City College Board Trustee John Rizzo, and President of the United Educators of San Francisco Dennis Kelly with Senator Yee before yesterday’s presser in Chinatown:

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The highlights of Yee’s plan include:

PUT STUDENTS FIRST

  1. Increase student success with wrap-around “community school” services
  2. Prioritize underperforming schools for community school reforms
  3. Reduce truancy and dropout rates, and expand programs for at-risk youth
  4. Free Muni for public school kids
  5. Promote school-based healthcare services for the entire family
  6. Expand nutrition education to improve healthy eating at home
  7. Bridge the digital divide
  8. Make college a goal for every student
  9. Make the Dream Act a reality
  10. Improve language proficiency for all students

RESPECT AND REWARD TEACHERS

  1. Expand teacher recognition and incentive programs
  2. Teacher Power: appoint educators to city boards and commissions
  3. Develop the best future educators by recruiting the best college graduates
  4. Real affordable housing for educators
  5. Help teachers pay for classroom materials

PROMOTE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

  1. Create network of community partners to expand reach of wrap-around services
  2. Expand and formalize partnerships with universities to share space, service-learning opportunities, and align strategic plans
  3. Expand partnerships with businesses to ensure college and career connectivity
  4. Create alliance of school and parent advocacy groups to improve connectivity and collaboration

ENCOURAGE PARENT PARTICIPATION

  1. Time off to attend school functions and parent-teacher conferences
  2. Support and promote the SFUSD Parent Engagement and Partnership Plan
  3. Community school wrap-around services for parents”

Professor Matt Gonzalez Teaches at the Free University in the Mission – Lectures Continue ‘Til Tomorrow

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Get all the deets at the Facebook Page.

MG in action over the weekend:

Via Steve Rhodes

Saturday, February 5 | Slingshot Gallery | 890 Valencia St (at 20th)

6:30 PM “Fundamentals of Human Nutrition”

Instructor: TATIANA GRANIK is a physician from Ukraine with expertise in preventive medicine. For the past 7 years she has been working as a nutritional consultant, educating and guiding her clients to their optimal health through diet and nutrition.

7:30 PM “Sister Corita, War Is Happening”

Instructor: DAVID DUCKWORTH will examine the art of Sister Mary Corita (Kent) (1918-1986) in terms of activism against the Vietnam War. He is a visual artist, independent curator, and lecturer.

8:30 PM “Bollywood and Terrorism”

Instructor: NICOLA DE ROBERTIS-THEYE

Sunday, February 6 | Viracocha | 998 Valencia St

9-11:00 AM (downstairs at Viracocha) “Restoring San Francisco’s Urban Wildlands”

Instructor: MARTIN HOLDEN is a writer, restoration ecologist, and partner in University Press Books, Berkeley. SHARON BEALS is a Bay Area environmentalist and professional photographer, specializing in native habitats and restoration efforts. Her most recent book, Nest: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them (Chronicle Books) will be in bookstores in May.

11:30-1:30 (downstairs at Viracocha) RE/Search Publications:  V. Vale and Charles Gatewood

V. VALE, publisher of RE/Search Publications and CHARLES GATEWOOD, legendary underground photographer will present and discuss.  The books in the RE/Search library are a constant source of imagination, curiosity and challenge to all preconceived notions of the world. An abiding interest in transgressive lifestyles manifested RE/Search’s best-selling volume Modern Primitives, as well as Modern Pagans and Angry Women.

Presented will be a 25 minute DVD in which Vale explains the conception and growth of the ideas behind “Modern Primitives,” as well as giving a small publishing history of RE/Search. San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood has been studying and  documenting alternative culture since the mid-1960s. In 1977, Gatewood began collaborating with V. Vale, and he was a major contributor to the Re/Search books Modern Primitives and Modern Pagans.

2-4 PM (downstairs at Viracocha) “Abolishing Corporate Personhood to Create Authentic Democracy”

Instructor: DAVID COBB was the Green Party candidate for President of the United States in 2004. He is currently a national spokesperson for Move To Amend, a national coalition calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish  “Corporate Personhood.”

Philosophy Course Schedule

Monday, February 7 | Viracocha | 998 Valencia St

6-7:45 PM (downstairs at Viracocha) “Marx from Modernity to Postmodernity (labor, time, fantasy)”

SUSAN SHIN HEE PARK will use a Cultural Studies approach to engage students in a discourse about a theoretical topic with immediate socio-political, concrete applications.

8-9:45 PM (downstairs at Viracocha) “John Cage and the Spirit of Dada”

JOHN SMALLEY will examine the life and work of American composer John Cage (1912–1992) in relation to the early 20th-century avant-garde art movement known as Dada.

Tuesday, February 8 | Viracocha | 998 Valencia St

6-7:50 PM (downstairs at Viracocha) “Critical Thinking (Introduction to Logic)”

In this special session of “Critical Thinking,” JORDAN BOHALL andELENA GRANIK will aim to give a thorough understanding of the rudiments of logic.

8-10 PM (downstairs at Viracocha) “Introduction to Nietzsche”

EVAN KARP and ANDREW PAUL NELSON will provide a brief introduction to the life of Friedrich Nietzsche, with a reading of select passages from various works and a special emphasis on Thus Spoke Zarathustra.