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Social Justice Committee – May 2017 updates

Curious what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes from their May 2017 meeting below… Social Justice Committee General Meeting, 5/17/2017, 3- 5 pm Location: Baldwin Rivera Boggs Social Justice Hub Present: Onno De Jong, Paul Marcus, Rachel Knopf Shey, Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Rita Breidenbach, Gail Drakes, Shannon Logan, Cynthia Lawson, […]

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Social Justice Committee – November 2016 Updates

Curious what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes from their November 2016 meeting below…   Social Justice Committee Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Draft Minutes Meeting began at 3:05pm in the Orozco Room, W. 12th St. Susan and Ono were co-facilitators. Present: Members of SJC and broader New School community […]

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Social Justice Committee – December 2016 Updates

Curious about what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes below from their December 2016 meeting. Or better yet, sit in on an upcoming meeting!   Social Justice Committee Meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 Draft Minutes The meeting is called to order at 3:10 pm in the Orozco Room.  Randy […]

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Social Justice Committee – October 2016 Updates

Curious about what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes below from their October 2016 meeting… Social Justice Committee Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 Meeting began at 3:10pm in Rm 510, W. 12th St. Gigi and Ana Maria were co-facilitators. Present: Students:  Mitchell Bradford, Zsuzsa Feher, David Howe, Marianna Luna, Ana […]

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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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