Nobel Prize goes to Education Activists

Power of Ten Update

In This Issue:
1. Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize!!!
2. Protest Discrimination Continues October 21
3. East Ramapo the play returns on October 22
4. Community Forum on the Ward System Proposal for Ramapo October 23
5. Panel on Environmental and Racial Justice in Nyack October 23

1) Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize!!!

On winning the prize, she said “This award is courage and hope for me and all those who fight for education.”

I want to share this message with all of you you fight for education in East Ramapo. This is courage and hope for all of us.

malalaHer full comments: Today, I was honoured to learn I will receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

I am proud I am the first young person and first Pakistani to win this prize. It is an honour I share with Kailash Satyarthi — a hero in the fight for children globally. More than ever, our world needs more heroes like Kailash.

I believe the Nobel committee didn’t give this award to me. I believe they have done this because they believe education is the best weapon through which we can fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism.

I believe they did this because they don’t believe in just one girl, but in all the girls whose voices need to be heard, who are under the darkness of conflict or poverty. This award is for my powerful sisters who have not been listened to for far too long.

And I raise their voices, I stand together with them.

I believe they did this because they believe we are #StrongerThan any challenge. We are #StrongerThan fear. This award is courage and hope for me and all those who fight for education.

When I found out that I won today when I was in school, studying Chemistry. I told my teacher I needed to finish my school assignment. Education is my top priority. I was learning with my friends, where I believe every child should be. But 57 million of them are still out school. We still have a lot to do.

The road to education, peace and equality is very long. But I know millions of children are walking beside me. If we go together, we will achieve our goals and we will complete our journey. We have to walk together.

I am honoured to walk this road with Kailash. I am honoured to walk it with you.

With Gratitude and Hope,
— Malala

2) Protest Discrimination Continues October 21

Superintendent Klein has made comments which are offensive to immigrants. He has failed to apologize. No school board member has called on him to apologize. Now we must call for his resignation. We will continue the protest on October 21st.

Superintendente Klein ha hecho comentarios que son ofensivos para los inmigrantes. Ha fallado a disculparse. Ningún miembro de la junta escolar ha hecho un llamado a él para pedir disculpas. Ahora tenemos que pedir su dimisión. Vamos a continuar la protesta el 21 de octubre.

Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 PM
East Ramapo District Office Building
105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley

3) East Ramapo Play Returns

EAST RAMAPO, written by Mark Judelson, is a dramatic series of monologues and conversations of individuals directly involved in the East Ramapo Central School District. The evening will begin with a conversation facilitated by internationally known facilitator Roberta Wall ( about the issues surrounding our school district. Using the principles of Nonviolent Communication ( ) Roberta will guide us in a model of conversation and small group processes that are meant to create connection around each point of view and the humanity of each speaker. This model will lay the basis for continuing a new type of conversation and connection among all of us. A special performance of East Ramapo will follow.

When: Wednesday, October 22 7-9 pm FREE
Where:Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY
Information: Contact Abigail Dancey or 845-352-5020 X25.

4) Community Forum on the Ward System Proposal for Ramapo October 23

A community Forum on the Pros and Cons of a ward system for Ramapo. Sponsored by Wake Up Rockland.
Come out to lean the Who, Why, Where, When and How of the Yes-Yes and the No-No vote on the referendum!!! Hear from all sides of the debate, plus experts in the field.
And you thought politics was boring!!!

When: Thursday, October 23, 6:00-8:30pm FREE
Where: Louis Kurtz Civic Center, 9 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977

5) Panel on Environmental and Racial Justice in Nyack October 23

What are the common links and solutions? Come help us find the answers…
Keynote speaker and Panelists:
Brian Jones Green Party Candidate for Lt. Governor
Marilyn Elie – Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Haley Pessin – Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow

Where: The Fellowship of Reconciliation 521 N. Broadway Nyack NY
When: Thursday October 23 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Admission is free and there will be free Refreshments