Youth are on it!

Check out coverage of the yesterday’s expo here:

Check out the breadth and depth of youth organizing in NYC!

Check out the draft of the program for the 7th Annual Social Justice Expo.

41 projects + 4 breakout sessions + 500 youth = a generation of consciousness


Social Justice Media

This year we plan on making our expo a lot more interactive by getting students involved on social media as part of our competition! Students will be encouraged to post selfies with their projects and other parts of their work in our new Facebook group, captioned with a hashtag of their choosing (approved by us first to avoid duplicates). Next to the hashtag, students are required to also place the hashtag #sjexpo to make it count. Finally, to keep track of posts, please send them to Jessica Taube at jessica.taube at so that they can be tallied at the end! At the end, the hashtags will be counted and the two groups with the most will be rewarded with a gift bag at the expo!

Choose your group’s personal hashtag and send to jessica.taube at for approval to avoid duplicates.

2015 Social Justice Expo Date is May 6

This year’s Social Justice Expo will take place May 6th, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

New York University
Kimmel Center, 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012

This Exposition gathers New York City youth for an exhibition of their social action projects. The event will showcase the breadth and depth to which NYC youth are organizing around issues such as child labor, police brutality, housing, minimum wage laws and education.

We know that it is still early, but wanted to begin getting a sense of who will be presenting this year. In order to effectively manage the various logistics of this amazing event, the deadline to register for the expo will be April 2, 2015 . Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jamie Munkatchy at munkaj at

The SJ Expo 2015 registration form is closed. We are keeping a wait list. Please email munkaj at if you would like to be placed on the list.

-SJ Expo Planning Committee

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                                                                                       

(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

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)