Meeting at Be Market cafe on Saturday October 20

Today’s meeting went well. We had 10 people in attendance, we discussed how to get thungs started, and we even have a lead on a possible location for the school! Our next meeting is next week. Feel free to join us!

Where: Be Market cafe, 24 East Scranton, Lake Bluff, IL
When: 10am-Noon (Be Market officially opens at 11am, but they open early for us.), Saturday, October 20th, 2018
What: We’ll be discussing Sudbury! Childcare will not be provided, but children and teens are welcome to attend
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/343962056361009/

Announcing our first public meeting!

When:
Thursday, May 17th
7pm-8pm

Where:
Christ United Methodist Church
600 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015
(Please note that while the meeting is being hosted by the church, the school itself is nonreligious. All are welcome!)

What:
We'll discuss the Sudbury concept, explain our plans for Riverwind, and answer questions from the audience. Childcare will not be provided, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Kids should be allowed to vote

Riverwind is focused on education. But in the meantime, we also care about youth rights in a more general sense. When you stop to think about it, children are a minority group, and they aren't allowed to vote. Isn't that a recipe for disaster? No wonder that the public school system is so ridiculous. If kids could vote, politicians would have to respond! See this video from the National Youth Rights Association:

Looking for space at Christ United Methodist Church in Deerfield

Christ United Methodist Church is considering hosting Riverwind Sudbury School! They have extra space in the basement that could be ours full-time. We could decorate it and everything! The building itself is lovely, and includes a commercial kitchen and a perfomance stage. More importantly, it's within walking distance to downtown Deerfield, which hosts a book store, several shops and cafes, a library, a park, a baseball field, a train station, and the police department!

In case of confusion, the church is a religious institution, but RWSS is secular. It's actually quite common for Sudbury Schools to start out by renting space from churches, because they have space available during the week.

If you know anyone at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC), let them know how much a Sudbury School would mean to Deerfield!