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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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Handmade "Justice for Trayvon" poster

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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Students gather at the "Stand Your Ground" memorial mounted in the Social Justice Hub in the University Center

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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"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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Homeless person sits at the Wall Street subway station in NYC

“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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Grace Lee Boggs in The New School's Orozco Room

Video: Grace Lee Boggs Event at The New School

With Bill Gaskins, Melina Pelaez and Grace Lee Boggs

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Grace Lee Boggs

Movement Organizer, Grace Lee Boggs to Appear at The New School Sunday, April 22

“The Next American Revolution: Where Do We Go From Here?” A Conversation With Movement Organizer, Grace Lee Boggs Sunday April 22, 2012, 6-8 PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St. New York City “Now, in order to answer the question, “Where do we go from here?, , we must first honestly recognize […]

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Essence Rodriguez

Experiences@TNS: Essence Rodriguez

Parsons The New School for Design Alum, Essence Rodriguez (Photography, 2009) discusses her experiences at The New School. Recorded in the summer of 2009.    

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Social and Environmental Injustice: Recent Screening by NS Peer Health Advocates

Social and Environmental Injustice: Recent Screening by NS Peer Health Advocates

By Monique Ngozi Nri, SJC Member Economic degradation begets environmental degradation which begets social degradation. Lower income communities are often exploited for profit.” -Majora Carter founder of the Sustainable South Bronx. Too often race and class are reliable indicators for the presence of environmental justice in any given neighborhood in the U.S. For example, where […]

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