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Social Justice Committee – September 2016 Updates

Curious about what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes below from their first meeting of the 2016-17 academic year. Or better yet, sit in on an upcoming meeting! The next meeting is Wednesday, October 19th at 3:00 pm in the Orozco Room (712) at 66 West 12th Street.   […]

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Social Justice Committee – (Early) February 2016 Updates

Minutes from the New School Social Justice Committee Meeting 2/3/2016 In Attendance: Keisha Davenport-Ramirez (Staff co-chair), Paul Marcus (Faculty co-chair), Susan Mayer (Faculty), Onno DeJong (Faculty), Nicholas Allanach (Staff),Susan Austin (Staff), Cynthia Lawson (Staff), Brita Servaes (Staff), Gail Drakes (Dir. of Social Justice Initiatives), George Fisher (Faculty), Shannon Logan (Staff), Gigi Polo (Faculty), Zsuzsa Feher (Student), Ollin Rodriguez […]

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November 2015 update from the Social Justice Committee

There is a lot of renewed energy among this year’s university-wide Social Justice Committee at The New School (SJC). The SJC has elected new faculty and student co-chairs – Paul Marcus and Masoom Moitra (along with the staff co-chair – Keisha Davenport-Ramirez who is continuing her term this year) and continue to have their meetings […]

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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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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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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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Undoing Racism: A Participant Response

Photos and Response by Nick Allanach. Before the spring semester commenced, over forty members of the New School community gathered for a weekend workshop on undoing racism hosted by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. It took two years to make this workshop a reality and would not have happened were it not for […]

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Campus Climate Assessment FAQs: What, When, and How?

What is the purpose of this assessment? The Campus Climate Assessment (CCA) is designed to help us understand how The New School can become a more equitable and just environment for all members of our community. The assessment will assess current conditions and recommend improvements related to equity and diversity. It will look across all […]

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New School Students to Select 7 SJC Representatives, Voting Closes Friday Oct. 5

SELECT YOUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE All students are invited to select seven representatives to the Social Justice Committee. Enter your selections on the Google form here. Submit your responses by Friday, October 5. Only one submission per student will be accepted. Below is a list of the interested students. A brief summary […]

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