SJ Expo Press Release 2013
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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)