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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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“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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“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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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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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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Student Reflection: Jessica Auger

This “Student Reflection” from Jessica Auger, a 2012 Social Justice Ally, was originally included in the September 2012 newsletter from the Eugene Lang Office of Civic Engagement & Social Justice: I chose The New School and Eugene Lang because this institution’s commitment to social justice is greater than any other I’d researched. In the past, […]

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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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