Last year a Social Justice Committee was formed. As a steering committee we had three main goals: identify GNTA members that were already involved in social justice issues, identify the issues that were most important to our members, and create a calendar to advertise events supporting these issues. Slowly but surely, we are making progress towards achieving these goals.
There are seven main issues that, as a committee, we will focus our attention towards: fair trade, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, wage equity, poverty and hunger, gun violence, and racial equality. All of these issues, in some way or another, impact our community as educators. Our goal is to present our members with the opportunity to make a difference with all or some of these causes. In order to do that we will be posting events on the calendar below that anyone can participate in.
Please feel free to send us information regarding other events that support our seven main issues. You can contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, speak directly with Ivy Miller or fill our the event form below. Please be advised that we will only be posting non-denominational events, at this time.
As our work as a committee gets underway, we will keep you posted about updates.
The Social Justice Steering Committee,
Jennifer Snyder (Chair), Maxine Bazzani, Alyson Bonura, Sandi Cooper, Maddie Dressner, Joan Greenberg, Peter Hidasi, Kirsten Kuhn, Ivy Miller
ORGs & news OF INTEREST
March for our lives
A student-run organization aimed at harnessing the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives. Click here for more information.
NY: the state with the greatest income disparity in the US
This year, NYSUT will be focused on educating, mobilizing, and advocating for common-sense legislation to fund education initiatives, from pre-kindergarten to college.
Our aim will be to draw attention to the impact that inadequate funding — including funding the Foundation Aid formula, funding for SUNY and CUNY, and workplace protections for our school-related professionals — has had on our schools, our kids, and our communities.
You can help us kick off that campaign TODAY by signing our petition!
Make your voice heard! Take action to sign the petition demanding an end to inequality in New York State!