Members of Color Affinity and Action (MOCAA)

MOCAA Inaugural Meeting

Thanks to all who joined us for the NYSUT Members of Color Affinity and Action Project’s inaugural meeting via Zoom.

We are now accepting applications for the NYSUT Pathways to Leadership, a project to support NYSUT BIPOC members who strive to own their power and strengthen their skills to take on leadership roles within their union, workplace, or community. Throughout the year, participants will learn new skills, create community and experience mentorship to achieve their personal leadership goals. LEARN MORE AND APPLY.

About the Event

The keynote speaker for our inaugural event, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, is an Emmy Winner, Golden Globe nominee, Critics Choice Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner. She can currently be seen starring on ABC’s smash hit, comedy series “Abbott Elementary” opposite Quinta Brunson. [FULL BIO]

The NYSUT MoCAA Project is the latest step in the statewide union’s journey to prioritize racial equity and social justice within our union, workplaces and communities. The goal is to help members develop successful partnerships within their local educational communities, whether through union involvement, or participation in district PTAs or school boards, and to provide member activists who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color with a platform to brainstorm solutions and share best practices. Although all NYSUT members are welcome to tune into the event, the goal is to create a space for members to listen to and be led by the voices of BIPOC members.

About the NYSUT MoCAA Project

The NYSUT MoCAA Project is an intentional organizing effort to connect and engage with members of color and those allies who recognize the value of diversity. Through targeted conversations and ongoing advocacy and educational opportunities, we seek to strengthen the statewide union by reflecting the rich diversity of our membership.

For more information about the MoCAA Project, contact the NYSUT Social Justice Department at