Destruction of Education Can Lead to Tyranny and Death. Anyone Surprised?

Power of Ten Update

In This Issue:

1. NAACP Dinner Friday October 16
2. Youth Film Festival October 17
3. Inter-faith Prayer Service October 22
4. Fire Captain: Many Schools Unsafe!
5. Tyranny of the Majority

1) NAACP Dinner Friday October 16

Our Own Luis Nivelo, Andrew Mandel and Rev. McWilliams IV Will Receive Awards from NAACP!

Friday, October 16, from 6:30 to midnight
The Colonial Inn in Norwood, New Jersey.
Tickets include a one-year membership in the NAACP. $85 in advance, $90 at the door. Under 21 $45.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Spring Valley NAACP at 845-362-6227.

The Journal News: Spring Valley NAACP honors 8 for community activism

2) Youth Film Festival October 17

October 17th at the Ramapo Cultural Arts Center in Spring Valley, NY at 7:00 PM

The Rockland Youth Film Festival is an international movie festival that celebrates the work of youth from all over the world. RYFF was created for the youth, by the youth of the organization EELEF (Excellence in Education and Living Environments for Families) which is based in Spring Valley. The 2nd annual film festival will be held on October 17th at the Ramapo Cultural Arts Center in Spring Valley, NY at 7pm! Admission is completely free and the show is open to all age groups. Visit our website at and contact Daphnee for tickets.

3) Inter-faith Prayer Service October 22

The Rockland Clergy for Social Justice (RC4SJ) Inter-faith Prayer Service welcoming East Ramapo students and families to the 2015-16 school year will be held on Thursday, October 22 7 -8 p.m. in the Ramapo High School Auditorium, 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley.

This demonstration of Christian, Jewish and Muslim unity reflects the comprehensive religious commitment to East Ramapo students and families in the struggle for equitable educational opportunities.

Please spread the word: the October 22 Interfaith Prayer Service is open to all: students, family members, staff, friends, community organizations and congregations.

Oscar Cohen

4) Fire Captain: Many Schools Unsafe!

LuckyLou Production (YouTube Video): Spring Valley Fire Captain Justin Schwartz calls for fire safety in schools

The Journal News:  Fire captain: Ramapo’s religious schools have unsafe conditions

The Journal News: State called on to act on fire safety issues at Rockland yeshivas (Includes list of schools)

5)  Tyranny of the Majority

The President of the Spring Valley Branch of the NAACP has written a community view to the Journal News:

The NAACP continues to be troubled over the irreparable harm East Ramapo public school students have been experiencing for years resulting from a school board that lacks an understanding of, interest in and commitment to the values and purposes of American public schools. East Ramapo is a district where the majority of public school students are children of color and the majority of the board is largely invested in the interests of children attending religious schools composed mostly of Caucasian children.

Read the whole thing: View: ‘Tyranny of the majority’ in East Ramapo