SUMMER 2020 TASK FORCES
Fighting Racism Within Our Union Summer Program - LEARN MORE HERE
Catina Neal email@example.com
Ma-Riah Roberson Moody firstname.lastname@example.org
As an organization we realize that we can’t fight racism and white supremacy without first identifying how we perpetuate it within our Union. trust has been broken with POC members and we must be held accountable. MFT is committed to addressing the culture of whiteness in our Union and intentionally creating space for our POC members. Over the summer, we have a group of ESP and teachers doing racial equity work and one of the first things they will be doing is hosting a series of healing circles through July for our members of color. The purposes of this is to provide a safe and comfortable space for members of color to share what their experiences have been within our Union, with people that have had a similar experience. Emails with more details on the racial equity work and healing circles happening over the summer will be sent out next early next week.
Emergency Childcare & Minneapolis Kids - Lauren Smith-Kerwel email@example.com
This committee meets weekly from 7pm-8pm on Tuesdays to address issues and concerns with childcare settings and share best practices and ideas for improved programming.
Environmental Health and Safety - Aria Campbell Aria.Campbell@mpls.k12.mn.us
and Angie McCracken firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee will work to address health and safety concerns and make recommendations to the District about back to school planning.
Building a Better Future Task Force (formerly Covid Task Force) - Dan Troccoli
This committee will continue its work addressing large systemic issues posed by the pandemic both as they relate to public schools, public institutions, expanding social safety nets, and opportunities for positive changes to improve public education for all.
This task force meets weekly on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm and is tackling issues regarding the implementation of the CDD and how it will affect our staff and students.
SRO Task Force - Katrinka Zackery email@example.com
This committee will work to address concerns and make recommendations to the District in the coming year about public safety in our schools beyond police and how to build internal MPS systems to meet the safety needs of our school communities without the use of SRO.
STANDING COMMITTEES **WILL BE UPDATED throughout the summer as Presidents appoint members.
COPE - Committee on Political Education
Legislative Committee - Alex Hoselton
Communications Committee -
Teachers of Color - Angela Osuji and Michelle Urevig-Grilz
Organizing Committee - Nat Anderson-Lippert
Constitution and Bylaws - Rob Panning-Miller
Grievance Committee - Katy Tharaldson
Professional Issues - Natalie Peterson
Elections Committee - Michelle Urevig-Grilz