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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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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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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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Got Racism? A Workshop Years in the Making

*by Sydney Kopp-Richardson, Edited by Bryan Carter of The New School’s Social Justice Initiatives Two years ago, a support group of students, activists, academics and friends affiliated with The New School began spending their Fridays discussing their personal and unexpected encounters of racism, sexism and other types of oppression here at the university.  During these […]

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The New School Social Justice Resource Center Opens This Week at 66 W. 12th St.

This week marks the opening of the Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC), a project facilitated by the Social Justice Initiatives/Office of the Provost. The Resource Center, located in Room 709, 66 West 12th St, is a space where students, faculty, and staff at the New School can meet, borrow materials, read, and build community. The SJRC […]

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The Feminist Collective and New School Community Take Back the Night

Last night students, faculty and staff from The New School joined in solidarity for a march through the streets of the Union Square neighborhood to “Take Back the Night” and make our community safer for all. Annual Take Back the Night events were co-sponsored by New School’s Feminist Collective, the Wellness and Health Promotion program, […]

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3 Questions for The University’s Social Justice Committee Co-Chairs

(Pictured above, from left to right: Judy Mejia, Shana Agid and Chris Crews) This fall, the university Social Justice Committee elected three new co-chairs for the 2011-12 school year. The co-chairs elected include, staff co-chair, Judy Mejia, Lang, Social Justice & Civic Engagement; Student co-chair, Chris Crews, Politics, NSSR; Faculty co-chair, Shana Agid, Art, Media […]

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