The Coalition Empowering Our Children is a new non-profit organization. It is creating the opportunity to network for every organization and individual interested in improving education. By networking on forums on its website, through e-newsletters, and at monthly meetings, participants can find what's working and what's not, and find the gaps that need attention. The Coalition also recognizes that Society needs competent, contributing citizens. Thus Society has a stake in making sure that each child becomes all s/he can be. This means that Society has to start helping at birth, or even as soon as the woman realizes she is pregnant. One of the Coalition's projects is "Textbooks Empowering Students." Currently, textbook photographs repeatedly advertise to the students "if you're not a white male, you have no chance of succeeding."
The Coalition advocates for Fairness Standards in creating the textbooks. Thus each segment of Society will see that they can succeed in any field of endeavor. Join us for the March Potluck where Pat Jackson (512-453-6426, [email protected]), chair of the the Coalition Empowering Our Children, will share about the organization. Special Note: On March 28, communities around the world will celebrate Earth Hour ( http://www.earthhour.org/home/) by switching off the lights to express their support of Earth (and as a statement against global warming). The Potluckers will join this movement by switching off the lights at 8:30 p.m. (even if you don’t attend, we hope you’ll participate as well!).
Please bring a dish that serves approximately 6-8 people. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN plates, cups and utensils as well as whatever you would like to drink. There are no food or beverage restrictions.
The Summit Condominiums, 2425 Ashdale Dr. is just north of Northcross Mall.
From MoPac: Turn onto Anderson Lane. Go east until you get to Burnet Road.. Go north on Burnet one block. Just after passing McDonald's on the left, is Ashdale. Turn left.
From IH 35: from the south going north, exit on 183 going north, exit at Burnet. Turn left on Burnet. Go about a mile, turn right just before getting to McDonalds'
From IH 35: from the north going south, exit at the St. John's exit, turn right on the feeder road under 183, go to Burnet, turn left, go about a mile. Turn right on Ashdale just before reaching McDonalds.
Once on Ashdale, go one long block west on on Ashdale. The only three-story set of buildings on the left is the Summit Condominiums. Go beyond the west building and park in the visitor's parking lot. Come around the front of that building. You can access the elevator by going to the center entrance and walking to the back. Go to the second floor. When you exit the elevator, turn left around it. You'll see the clubhouse door. The potluck will be held in the clubhouse.