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Jun, 2017

Stop the Book Ban

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Thank you for reading the Solidarity Ventura County Newsletter and Happy Juneteenth

A nice history of Juneteenth here  

NEW UPCOMING EVENTS

June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Future of Healthcare: The ACA and Single Payer
California Lutheran University ( http://vcpjn.org/calend…/future-healthcare-aca-single-payer/ )

July 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Impeachment March, VC Government Center ( http://vcpjn.org/calendar/impeachment-march/)

July 15 @ 12:00 pm – July 16 @ 6:00 pm
Redbird Intertribal Powwow, Moorpark Community College ( http://vcpjn.org/calendar/redbird-intertribal-powwow/ )

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

A beautiful book that deserves to be read. Tell our local school board we support Native American writers.

Conejo Valley Unified School District is considering a book ban.

The board’s target is Sherman Alexie’s National Book Award-winning Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Alexie is Smoke Signal‘s screen writer. A community campaign may be pushing to add Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kite Runner, and The Catcher in the Rye to their list.

Book supporters will be rallying outside the district offices Conejo Valley Board of Education 1400 East Janss Road , Thousand Oaks, from 4 to 5 p.m on June 20, 2017. Actions may also take place on June 27, 2017.

WRITE THE BOARD MEMBERS

These are the members of the Conejo Valley Unified School District board of trustees:

*Mike Dunn: mikedunn19990@gmail.com

*John Andersen: andersens_5@verizon.net

* Sandee Everett: sandee.everett@gmail.com

Betsy Connolly: dvmmum@gmail.com

Pat Phelps: pat.phelps5@verizon.net.

(Conservative board members are marked with an asterisk.)

The title won the following awards and honors:

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (2007)

Book Sense Book of the Year Children’s Literature Honor Book (2008)

American Indian Library Association American Indian Youth Literature Award (2008)

Pacific Northwest Book Award (2008)

Notable Children’s Book by the New York Times (2007)

Favorite Children’s Book by the Los Angeles Times (2007)

Read an excerpt of the book:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316013692?ref_=pfb_6in4md67d92h20f601ll237dm84b&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O3-T1-LO-4DCJUB

Please visit Indivisible Conejo for more information or contact jon.cummuings@indivisible.conejo.org  

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