The Story of Baldwin Rivera Boggs Social Justice Hub

Commencement is a time for looking back on past accomplishments as well as looking to the future. In this reflection on her time at The New School, graduating senior Brittany Duck reflects the creation of the Baldwin Rivera Boggs Social Justice Hub in the new University Center: *     *     * With graduation rapidly approaching, it’s […]

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“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: A Conversation with Trans activists CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Join us on Monday, April 21st - Register today! In her first major public event in New York City, CeCe McDonald joins prison abolition activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade in a conversation about her experiences surviving trauma and impossible situations, and the importance of collective organizing for people facing systems of violence. In 2011, CeCe McDonald was a fashion design student at […]

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Finalists Announced for New Social Justice Teaching Award

Is there a member of the faculty who you think exemplifies the principles of social justice in their New School classroom and in the larger community? Someone who transformed your notions of how you might be able to use your skills to transform the world for the better? Well, you aren’t the only one – […]

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History in Motion: A Teach-In on Social Justice History at The New School, April 14th

Want to separate fact from fiction when it comes to The New School’s progressive legacy? Curious about how current organizing efforts on campus connect to earlier struggles? If the answer is yes, check out the plans for a teach-in coordinated by Students for Social Justice: Students for Social Justice at The New School: is working […]

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Social Justice Committee Issues Statement on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

In the wake of the anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin and the recent hung jury in the Jordan Davis murder trial, the University Social Justice Committee has issued a statement that deserves a wider audience. Take a look: As a group of individuals committed to the affirmation of the dignity and value of […]

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Stand Your Ground and Tragic Acts of Injustice: A Memorial and Conversation, March 12

This important event is student-led and is sponsored by the University Social Justice Committee: In the wake of the controversial trial of Michael Dunn, who was acquitted of first-degree murder for shooting at four teenagers and killing one, Americans are once again re-examining “Stand Your Ground” laws, which permit individuals to shoot when they feel […]

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“There is Power in Pain: Remarks on the Two Year Anniversary of the Killing of Trayvon Martin and the Michael Dunn Verdict”

  Nathaniel Phillipps, graduate student at Milano and student member of the University Social Justice Committee, shares these thoughts on the tragic anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin and the verdict on the death of Jordan Davis: There are few moments in a person’s life that coincide with a moment in history that they […]

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"You're Stopping Me Because?! A condom is never probable cause!"

Streetwise and Safe workshop on LGBTQ Youth in the Sex Trades

Many thanks to the faculty (we are looking at you T.L. Cowan!), staff and students at Lang who are responsible for bringing this amazing grassroots organization to campus to share their insights with The New School community! Does The New School need to have even more opportunities to learn from local grassroots organizations and means […]

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“New York is the Best [One of the Most Inequitable] Cities in the World”

Many students choose to come to The New School because of its reputation as a institution committed to social justice principles. Many also come for the chance to live and study in New York City. But what upon arriving in New York, what does New York look like when you look at the city through […]

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Join the 3rd Annual Social Justice Leadership Institute Retreat today!

                Happy end of the semester! Thanks to a group of dedicated students, faculty and staff, we are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Social Justice Leadership Retreat will take place from August 23-25, 2013 at the YMCA/Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York. The retreat is […]

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