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NYSUT Social Justice

Social justice lies at the heart of unionism. As we fight to protect collective bargaining rights, strike back against education privatization and defend the rights of members, unions demonstrate the power of grassroots action and show how they can be vehicles for change within communities.

The goal of NYSUT's Social Justice initiative is to take our social justice mission to the next level - moving beyond simple fundraising to actions that make REAL community change on issues important to members and the communities they live in.

Learn more about NYSUT Social Justice


 

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  • Hispanic Heritage poster honors Maria Hinojosa 9/15/2021
  • Human rights conference brings together teens from three continents 7/19/2021
  • Guilderland teacher unites students and community for action and awareness 7/16/2021
  • Many Threads, One Fabric: 'How to Support Our LGBTQ and Allied Students' 6/24/2021
  • NYSUT Many Threads, One Fabric event celebrates Juneteenth 6/21/2021
  • Many Threads, One Fabric: 'Hope Gathering 2021' 6/17/2021
  • Rural local takes decisive action against anti-gay cyberbullying directed at teachers 6/11/2021
  • Empathy key to effective classroom communication, says Bigbie 5/25/2021
  • Educators discuss ways to combat anti-Asian hate 5/13/2021
  • NYSUT applauds Regents’ diversity, equity and inclusion policy statement 5/10/2021
  • 'Sticks & Stones' workshop offers support for understanding and challenging implicit bias 5/6/2021
  • RA 2021: Solidarity, now and forever 5/1/2021
  • Register for a follow-up session for our 'Courageous Conversation' webinar 4/22/2021
  • NYSUT statement on verdict in Derek Chauvin trial 4/20/2021
  • Free NYSUT poster celebrates Kamala Harris for Women's History Month 2/28/2021
  • Unions celebrate Women's History Month 2/28/2021
  • NYSUT announces new Advancing Racial Justice in Education Agenda 2/24/2021
  • Black History Month: 'Diversifying the Educational Workforce' with Chancellor Young 2/18/2021
  • Many Threads, One Fabric: 'Embracing Racial and Cultural Diversity' 2/5/2021
  • Black History Month: Video Celebrations 2/3/2021
  • 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
    • About NYSUT Social Justice

      Social justice lies at the heart of unionism, demonstrating the power of grassroots action and effecting change within our communities.
    • Social Justice Resources

      NYSUT, along with our partners at AFT and NEA, have compiled a number of social justice resources for educators and activists.

    • Many Threads, One Fabric

      Launched in the summer of 2020, “Many Threads, One Fabric” is a series of NYSUT and AFT virtual town halls exploring racial justice, diversity and equity issues.
    • Hispanic Heritage

      NYSUT's online Hispanic Heritage Month celebration of our culture, nuestra herencia, our diversity and our strength in conversation with Latinx leaders.
    • Black History

      NYSUT members and leaders are telling their stories in video testimonials as part of our Black History Month celebration. More to come!
    • Civil and Human Rights Committee

      A committee to advance the union’s efforts to promote equity and social justice.

    • Women's Committee

      Learn more about the NYSUT Women's Committee.
    • LGBTQ Resources

      Educating peers and advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer colleagues.
    • WHY IN FIVE

      The "Why in 5" campaign for social justice is a way for NYSUT members to use a short set of talking points to educate others about significant social justice. 
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