NYSUT Social Justice

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"We Showed Up, We Voted, Now What?" We take a look at the aftermath of Election 2020 with a moderated panel discussion of next steps for activists and strategies to hold elected officials accountable. We also discuss finalizing a cohesive agenda to strengthen unions, families and the community by promoting racial, social, immigration, and worker justice. Dec. 3, 2020. Learn more.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Video Celebrations. Thanks to all who took part in our Hispanic Heritage Month events, "Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad." Watch the videos.

Many Threads, One Fabric: Exploring Privilege. A leading voice on unearned privilege and anti-racism study, Peggy McIntosh was the featured guest for “Exploring Privilege,” an October virtual conversation hosted by NYSUT and the American Federation of Teachers. Watch the video.

Racial Justice Resources

See also: Additional Resources

Social Justice Updates

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  • First Book promotes diversity with author talks and book donations 1/15/2021
  • Multicultural leaders discuss next steps post-election 12/4/2020
  • Virtual event explores unearned privilege 10/16/2020
  • Justice Ginsburg left indelible mark on equity, education 9/21/2020
  • FREE NYSUT poster celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15/2020
  • Internationally known author, professor Kendi speaks with NYSUT members on anti-racism 8/7/2020
  • Voting rights challenged as U.S. marks anniversaries of 19th Amendment, Voting Rights Act 8/4/2020
  • Kingston educators begin community-wide book group on race 7/15/2020
  • Andrew Pallotta: 'Education - An Avenue To Equality' (via WAMC) 7/1/2020
  • Human rights institute draws record participation of youth ready to change the world 6/30/2020
  • Supreme Court upholds protection for immigrant 'Dreamers' 6/22/2020
  • Juneteenth Celebrates Black Emancipation and Struggle 6/19/2020
  • Teen human rights institutes to be held online 6/18/2020
  • Landmark Supreme Court ruling protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers 6/15/2020
  • NYSUT statement on Supreme Court decision affirming rights of LGBTQ workers 6/15/2020
  • NYSUT-UFT joint statement on passage of criminal justice reform package 6/9/2020
  • Union vigil a moving call to action 6/9/2020
  • Walking the walk: NYSUT members across the state rally for justice and action; online vigil set for Monday 6/5/2020
  • NYSUT statement on a weekend of unrest in the wake of the George Floyd killing 6/1/2020
  • NYSUT celebrates Black History Month 3/2/2020
  • NYSUT journal set to tackle culturally responsive teaching 10/11/2019
  • NYSUT LGBTQ Committee to host ‘Book Tasting’ to promote inclusive literature for all students 9/26/2019
  • Teen human rights institute nurtures student activism 7/2/2019
  • Program helps inmates reclaim their lives 6/22/2019
  • Kudos: Recognizing NYSUT Members 6/21/2019
  • Students at Rochester summit take on structural racism 4/5/2019
  • Join your AFT colleagues in the U.S. Virgin Islands as we launch second phase of student health screenings 3/15/2019
  • Multicultural celebration builds bridges 3/6/2019
  • Legislative session starts with big wins 3/2/2019
  • Inspire Staff United goes on strike seeking better learning environment at Inspire Kids 2/22/2019
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Inspire Staff United launches one-day strike to seek better learning environment for students at Inspire Kids 2/21/2019
  • Albany teacher finds national protest in El Paso inspirational — but heartbreaking 2/20/2019
  • Albany teacher travels to El Paso for 'Teach-In for Freedom' 2/15/2019
  • NYSUT to take part in caucus weekend panel on diversifying the teaching workforce 2/15/2019
  • Buffalo unionists fight to save the home team: New Era Cap workers 1/26/2019
  • Western New York union members hold #NewEraHatsOff rally to protest closure of New Era’s Derby production facility 1/26/2019
  • Activists brave the cold to stand strong for federal workers 1/25/2019
  • Western New York union members plan #NewEraHatsOff rally to protest closure of New Era’s Derby production facility 1/25/2019
  • Women are rising and letting their collective voices be heard 1/18/2019
  • NYSUT reacts to passage of GENDA and anti-conversion therapy bill 1/15/2019
  • Celebrate Black History Month with a new poster highlighting Fannie Lou Hamer 1/4/2019
  • NYSUT partnership with Fair Trade coffee company Dean's Beans to benefit Disaster Relief efforts 12/7/2018
  • NYC Schools Chancellor and AFT leaders visit school in Puerto Rico 11/14/2018
  • Teachers join the Puerto Rican Day Parade to award student scholarships 11/14/2018
  • Stop Family Detention NOW 11/2/2018
  • NYSUT 2019 award nominations must be submitted by December 3rd 10/11/2018
  • Hurricane Maria: Poor Communication and Training Hindered Response 10/1/2018
  • Union grant raises awareness on education justice 10/1/2018
  • Back to School Immigration Update 9/21/2018
  • 5 simple steps to take action for Puerto Rico 9/19/2018
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