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Building the Movement: Integrating NYC Schools

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25 Broadway

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In 2014, the UCLA Civil Rights Project exposed the stark reality that New York City has some of the most segregated schools in the country.

Over 50 years after “Brown vs. Board of Education”, in one of the most diverse cities in the world, over 85 percent of black students and 75 percent of Latino students attend “intensely” segregated schools.

Over the last four years, parents on the ground have been building the movement to integrate NYCs over 1200 schools, and have successfully piloted school integration plans across the city. On 10/16 come hear from three parent leaders who have led this charge as they talk about their work, thoughts on where the City is meeting or failing on its obligation to educate all students, and ideas on what we all can do individually and collectively to push for systemic school integration in this city.

Panelists include:

  • Naomi Pena: President, Community Education Council 1, led successful advocacy for Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program in Community School District 1
  • Shino Tanikawa, Vice President, Community Education Council 2, member of Mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group
  • Kim Watkins, President, Community Education Council 3, led successful advocacy for District 3 school rezoning and middle school integration pilot

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When: October 30th, 2018 from 6-8pm

Where: Teach for America- NYC Office (25 Broadway New York NY, 10004)

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