El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. local educators, school staff, unions and community organizations will lead a caravan and teach-in to advocate for an adequate COVID-19 safety plan at the YISD Administrative Offices, located at 9600 Sims Drive. The local action is in unity and solidarity with the nation-wide effort Demand Safe Schools to address schools inadequate COVID-19 related safety plans and protocols. Teachers and parents have been left out of the decision-making process. The teach-in includes testimonials grounded in health, safety, medical, psychological, and pedagogical factors on the impact of COVID-19, wherein equity and safety is promoted. 

According to recent data, the County of El Paso ranks 48th of 50 counties in the United States with the highest COVID-19 infection rates; in addition to having a Latinx population that has a higher propensity of positivity rates. Additionally, Mayor Dee Margo has exercised his veto power on three occasions to decline the disclosure of COVID-19 “hotspots” in our city. Exacerbating the situation, area districts have not been forthcoming when disclosing infections at respective campuses, leaving our community to rely on media outlets for information.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.
WHAT: Teach-In/Caravan for the Safe Reopening of Schools
WHERE: YISD Administrative Offices, located at 9600 Sims Drive
WHO: ALL the community who is concerned about the opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic: local educators, staff, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, custodians, parents, students, nurses, grassroots organizations, and unions.

WHY: We are uniting because we wish to ensure the safety of our education community and families during this COVID-19 pandemic
Participating Unions and Grassroots Organizations:
-Border Network for Human Rights
-Firefighters Union of El Paso
-El Paso Municipal Police Officers
-National Nurses Union of El Paso
-TSTA of El Paso
-The DSA of El Chuco
-El Paso Grassroots
-Sunrise El Paso          
– El Paso Equal Voice Network    

***This will be on weekly teach-in/caravan until we address every district in El Paso County. For more information contact us at or Also click on this link to read the goals of this movement and share this link with others


Abriendo las escuelas de forma segura para la comunidadCUÁNDO: miércoles 7 de Octubre a las 5:30 de la tarde

QUÉ: Caravana y enseñanza pacífica para que las escuelas abran en una forma segura
DÓNDE: YISD Administrative Offices, located at 9600 Sims Drive
QUIÉN: TODA la comunidad que está preocupada por regresar a las escuelas durante una pandemia, (educadores locales, personal, conductores de autobuses, para profesionales, custodios, padres, estudiantes, enfermeras, organizaciones de base y sindicatos)
POR QUÉ: Nos unimos porque queremos garantizar la seguridad de nuestra comunidad educativa y de nuestras familias durante esta pandemia COVID-19.

Uniones participantes y organizaciones de base:
-Red Fronteriza para los Derechos Humanos
-Unión de Bomberos de El Paso
-Oficiales de la Policía Municipal de El Paso
-Unión Nacional de Enfermeras de El Paso
-La DSA de El Chuco
-TFCA de El Paso
-Sunrise El Paso
-El Paso Grassroots
-El Paso Equal Voice Network

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