We have 14 schools and organizations registered to present on Monday, May 2 at the Third Annual Social Justice Expo at NYU. The topics include restorative justice, teen pregnancy, gentrification, bullying, diabetes, violent video games, health care, poverty, food justice, and stereotyping. Several distinguished educators and community leaders will serve as judges at the event, including Dr. Marcia Cantarella, author of I Can Finish College, and Teddy Gross, Founder and Executive Director of Common Cents.
Teachers and organizers, please check the tabs above to be sure you are prepared for the Expo!
We will be presenting a workshop on “Organizing in the Classroom” at the 2nd Annual New York Collective of Radical Educators Conference. The workshop will include 2 different curricular models of doing social justice projects and community organizing in the classroom. You can also come visit our table in the hallway throughout the conference. The conference takes place at the Julia Richman Education Complex on East 67th Street on Saturday March 26 from 8:45am-5:45pm with an afterparty to follow. Register today!
The Third Annual Social Justice Expo will gather New York City youth for an exhibition of youth-led action projects on May 2, 2011 from 12 to 2pm at NYU’s Kimmel Center. Sponsored by NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, the exhibition provides the opportunity for youth to network with other young organizers, college students, representatives of foundations, and other community members.
The event will showcase the breadth and depth to which New York City youth are organizing around issues such as immigration, teen pregnancy, the environment, gun violence, tolerance, discrimination, poverty, housing, and education.
“One of our highlights of the year… It was obvious the students put a lot into their projects and for some it may have started out more of a ‘school assignment’ but it clearly became an activity of passion and conviction.” – Richard Chavolla, Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU
“I was impressed with the knowledge and wealth of information these students knew. They were very passionate about their projects and it just goes to shows how our future leaders are doing some great work.” – Michelle R. Van-Ess, Assistant Director, Student Resource Center at NYU
May 2, 12-2pm
Kimmel Student Center, 4th Floor
New York University
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
corner of Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place