Expo is 2 Weeks Away!

Hi Everyone, 

The Social Justice Expo is two weeks away. We are very excited to see the students’ projects. Registration is now closed. 

See you soon, 

SJ Expo Planning Committee

Spring 2014 Registration!

Hey Everyone!

The SJ Expo 2014 registration form is live. Register your students’ projects or register as an attendee. We encourage projects that are in progress to register as well. Registration closes on April 11, 2014.

Please register HERE

-SJ Expo Planning Committee

Press Release for May 8, 2014 6th Annual SJ Expo at NYU!

SJ Expo Press Release 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: Jessica Taube                                                                                                 jessica.taube@maketheroadny.org

(646) 299-0260

NYC Students To Tackle Pressing Social Problems And

Propose Solutions At Sixth Annual Social Justice Expo

2014 – New York, NY – The Sixth Annual Social Justice Expo will convene over 300 New York City youth for an exhibition of their youth-led social action projects on Thursday, May 8 at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

After several months of analyzing pressing social issues, students will share their findings and network with other young researchers and organizers, college students, community leaders, foundation representatives, and elected officials. The Expo will showcase the breadth and depth of research and organizing among New York City youth on a wide range of topics, including immigration, teen pregnancy, the environment, gun violence, tolerance, discrimination, poverty, housing, and education.

What impressed me is the passion of these students.  I know in high school I was not thinking about half of these issues.  It is great to know that there are outlets for students to engage and learn about social justice.

-Michelle VanEss, Director, Student Life, Fashion Institute of Technology

“It was a great experience; it felt really good to share our project and to know we were helping other people.”

-Sky Salas, Student, Bushwick School for Social Justice

WHO:          The Social Justice Expo is organized by educators from Brooklyn International High School, Validus Preparatory Academy, and Bushwick School for Social Justice, in collaboration with Make the Road New York. The Expo is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University.

WHAT:        Science-fair-like exhibition of student action projects. Student participants and guest judges, including college professors and non-profit leaders, give feedback. Educators and youth program staff must register their classes/groups at http://sjexpo.org.

WHEN:        May 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Kimmel Student Center, 4th Floor

New York University

60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

(corner of Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place)

http://sjexpo.org/

Registration Now Closed for 5th Annual SJ Expo – May 9, 2013

The Fifth Annual SJ Expo will be held at NYU Thursday, May 9 from 11am-2pm.

We will continue the tradition from the 4th Annual SJ Expo, so there will be no prizes awarded.  However, every project will be publicly  recognized by adult mentors for its strengths and achievements.  After much debate and feedback from judges over the past 4 years, the planning committee decided that this system is better aligned with the spirit of justice and equity we are hoping to build.

Bronx students talk about social justice in the classroom

Validus Prep seniors talk about their senior action projects, school and police brutality.

 

 

Look for us at the 3rd Annual NYCORE Conference

On March 24, members of the Social Justice Expo will be presenting a workshop at the 3rd Annual NYCORE conference. We will offer a workshop about the intersections between social media and social justice.

Workshop materials here

4th Annual SJ Expo: May 10, 2012

Mark your calendars!  The 4th Annual Social Justice Expo will be at NYU on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 12pm to 2pm.

New this year: There will be no prizes awarded.  However, every project will be publicly  recognized by adult mentors for its strengths and achievements.  After much debate and feedback from judges over the past 3 years, the planning committee decided that this system is better aligned with the spirit of justice and equity we are hoping to build.

Register now!