Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Dallas Neighborhood Stories at the Dallas West Branch Library

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Join buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and the Dallas Public Library for a West Dallas community history harvest at the Dallas West Branch Library! Bring your photos, documents, and oral histories about the West Dallas community, and we’ll record and digitize them to be included in the Dallas Public Library’s archive collection. Participants will receive digital copies of their photos and documents to preserve for future generations.

Examples of items to bring include:

- Family or school photos
- Yearbooks
- Menus from local restaurants
- Property surveys or maps
- Church programs

Please bring no more than 5 items per person for digitization.

Participants will be given the option to allow their photos and documents to be included in an exhibit about West Dallas at the Dallas West Branch Library in September 2019.

Please contact lizzie@bcworkshop.org with any questions.

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Dallas ISD District 4 Candidate Debate

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Please join LULAC Valkyrie's Last Ride council (4281) for a bilingual debate between all four candidates running for DISD's vacant District 4. Karla Guadalupe García, Omar Jimenez, Amalia Lozano for DISD, and Camile White Campaign have all confirmed their attendance. Doors open at 6 pm. Translating equipment will be provided.

LULAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that cannot endorse any candidates, whether partisan or the otherwise. This shall not be construed as an endorsement interview. We aim to merely inform the public of the candidates running for office in this race and to promote civic engagement.

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

March School Board Meeting

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Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by December 12 before 5pm.

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Mar
26
1:30 PM13:30

Public School Funding & Property Tax Reform

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As the 86th Texas Legislature considers reforms for public school funding and property taxes in our state, Pastors for Texas Children is hosting a panel of public education advocates, teachers, administrators and experts for a moderated discussion about key issues, impacts and potential paths forward. The audience will be invited to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the program. All community members and area public school parents are invited to attend!

Doors will open at 1:30pm with an opportunity to mix and mingle with our panel members. The program will begin at 2:00pm. When you arrive, please sign-in at the table to receive your nametag and forum handout.

Our Panel
The panel includes some of the foremost voices on Texas public education today:

--Charlie Johnson, Moderator, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children
--Chris Tackett, Former Granbury ISD Trustee, Founder of Project Educo
--Troy Reynolds, Founder of Texans for Public Education
--Mike Collier, Public Accountant & former candidate for Lt. Governor

Parking
Parking is located behind the restaurant.

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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

Engage Dallas 2019

Join Mayor's Star Council in their 3rd Annual Engage Dallas, a guide to our city for emerging leaders, on March 8th, 2019! There will be exciting speakers, endless engagement opportunities, and a crowd of people there to help you get engaged in the community! Tickets go on sale on January 7th!

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Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

African-American Read-In

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The 2019 African American Read-In will feature storytellers, interactive reading and reflections, art, poetry writing exercises, literacy games, and STEM activities. Each student will receive a free bag of books to build their home library, and school bus transportation and lunch will be provided for elementary school students. The Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office in collaboration with Trustees Lew Blackburn, Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry are hosting the event.

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Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch with Leaders: West Dallas Chamber of Commerce

  • 3020 N Westmoreland Road Dallas, TX 75212 (map)
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Join us to discuss Educational Improvement in West Dallas.
DISD Trustee Lew Blackburn of District 5 will be discussing improvements, renovations and changes to schools in West Dallas and the current status of those projects.

*To keep this event free for everyone, lunch is not provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.*

Location:
Goodwill Industries of Dallas
3020 N. Westmoreland Rd. - Room 208
Dallas, TX 75212

Not a member yet? You can become a member here: https://www.westdallaschamber.org/join-the-chamber OR at the meeting.

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Dallas ISD STEM Expo

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (map)
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Join us for the largest STEM Expo in Texas featuring more than 140 hands-on exhibits and showcases of the Dallas ISD STEM championships in mathematics, science, robotics, technology and bridge-building. Visitors will interact with field experts, community members, educators, industry partners and STEM organizations.

The event is free and open to all Dallas-area families, but those planning to attend are asked to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-isd-2019-stem-expo-free-tickets-53200220291

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Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Christmas In The Park: S.M. Wright Foundation

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The S.M. Wright Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support and stability to inner-city, underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, educational support, health and social service assistance, and economic empowerment. Our goals are to give help and hope, to provide the tools families need to become self-sufficient, and to restore stability in the home and community.

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas ISD School Board Meeting

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Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by December 12 before 5pm.

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Texas Organizing Project: Community Champions Gala

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Texas Organizing Project and Texas Organizing Project Education Fund welcome you to our sixth annual Community Champions Awards in Dallas!

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Where: The Orion Ballroom
400 S. Zang Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208

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This year's honorees: Lee Merritt, Yvonne Gutierrez/Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, and Ruel Hamilton

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CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
$50 - Supporter | $100 - Advocate
$250 - Leader | $500 - Champion
$1,000 - Reformer | $2,500 - Organizer
$5,000 - Change Maker | $10,000 - Trailblazer
$25,000 - Underwriter

To RSVP and purchase your tickets at the contribution levels above, visit https://bit.ly/2xi6uBU or email econnor@organizetexas.org.

*$20 tickets available for TOP dues-paying members. Please call 214-586-0867 to purchase or for more information.

All contribution levels are per person or per organization.

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Dec
4
8:30 AM08:30

State of Texas Children 2018

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The Center for Public Policy Priorities and The Boone Family Foundation invite you to a Dallas community workshop for CPPP’s State of Texas Children 2018 report. 

CPPP experts including CEO Ann Beeson and Research Analyst Kristie Tingle will share data on how kids are doing and provide key questions to ask our elected officials regarding how we can make Texas the best state for kids!

The event will also feature a conversation with Dallas Independent School District Board Trustee Miguel Solis, Dallas Mayor's Task Force on Poverty Chair Regina Montoya, Center for Public Policy Priorities CEO Ann Beeson and Research Analyst Kristie Tingle, The Dallas Morning News editorial board member Leona Allen, and more.

• The latest data on how Texas and Dallas County kids are doing 
• Opportunities and policies that can ensure all kids—regardless of ZIP code, family income, race or ethnicity—have the ability to compete and succeed in life
• Discussion of how the November election results will shape opportunities for kids in 2019 and beyond

Please reserve your tickets by registering directly on Eventbrite! Visit www.cppp.org or contact us at updates@cppp.org for more information.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas ISD School Board Meeting

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Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by November 14 before 5pm.

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Nov
6
7:00 AM07:00

ELECTION DAY

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Remember to vote on Election Day! At the bottom of the ballot are 4 propositions the School Board voted to place there - Propositions A, B, C, D. These propositions impact the kids served by Dallas ISD. Dallas Kids First recommends a vote ‘FOR’ all 4 propositions.

Proposition A will ensure that students’ transportation needs are met over the next 10 years.

Proposition B will free up $75 million in the operating budget to be used for campus needs.

Proposition C is requesting voters to approve a property tax increase of $0.13 per $100 of home valuation to fund teacher pay raises, Pre-K for more 3- and 4-year-olds, college and career programs for high school students and other programs. Those who are 65 or older qualify for a senior homestead exemption which freezes the property tax rate from any increase.

Proposition D allows the district the most flexibility in terms of how it makes recapture payments to the state. This approves HOW, not WHETHER, these payments are made.

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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

REDLINING DISCRIMINATION SEGREGATION Community Talk feat. Richard Rothstein

  • West Dallas Multi Purpose Center (map)
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Hosted by Inclusive Communities Project: Join us as we talk with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  We'll discuss the history and current day impact of redlining by the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation, which plagued cities around the country such as Dallas. Residents, community groups, students and others are invited to this free event. 

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas ISD School Board Meeting

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Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by October 17 before 5pm.

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