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High School Social Justice Expo

Sixth Annual High School Social Justice Expo
May 8th, 2014 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM!
Kimmel Center for Student Life, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (4th floor)

The Fifth Annual High School Social Justice will draw over 300 NYU High School Students and Educators to the NYU Kimmel Center for Student Life. Over 35 projects will be on display that will range in topic including immigration, teen pregnancy, the environment, gun violence, tolerance, discrimination, poverty, housing, and education.

After several months of analyzing pressing social issues at their respective schools and youth organizations, students of all grade levels have an opportunity to share their findings and network with other young researchers and organizers, college students, community leaders, elected officials, and foundation representatives. Student participants and guest judges—including college professors, community organizers, and nonprofit leaders—provide immediate and specific feedback. Every project is publicly recognized for its strengths and achievements.

Attend the Social Justice Expo as an individual, or bring a group, to support the amazing work of NYC youth!

The Social Justice Expo is organized collaboratively by committee composed of volunteer members from Brooklyn International High School, Validus Preparatory Academy, Bushwick School for Social Justice, the Education for Liberation Network, Make the Road New York, Total Equity Now and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University.

2012 Project Reviewers

Paulina Abaunza, Assistant Director, NYU Student Resource Center

Ellen Adler, Publisher, The New Press

Anna Alfredson, Art Teacher, Frank McCourt High School

Gary Anderson, Faculty, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU

Terry A. Astuto, Professor of Educational Leadership, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU

Crystal Artis, Senior Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives,
NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Tanesha Barnes, Assistant Director, Special Events, NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Caitlin Cahill, Assistant Professor, City University of New York and Public Science Project

Marcia Y. Cantarella. Ph.D, Author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide

Michael Cirelli, Executive Director, Urban Word NYC

Brenda Coughlin, Director, Voices of a People's History

Marit Dewhurst, Director of Art Education, City College of New York

Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU

Amy Ellenbogen, Project Director Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

Fiorella Guevara, Organizer, Coalition for Educational Justice

Tara Grove, Education Editor, The New Press

Zach Harrell, Program Administrator, NYU Student Resource Center

Marguerite Likes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, City University of New York

Isiah Michael, NYU School of Law Candidate 2013

Tera Nakata, Residence Hall Director & Diversity Educator, NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services

Bree Picower, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Montclair State University/ Core Member, New York Collective of Radical Educators

Gregory Tewksbury, Coach/Facilitator, New York City Leadership Academy/ Co-Founder, Paulo Freire Institute for Popular Education and Social Change

Lori D. Ungemah, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of English, The New Community College at CUNY

Augustina Warton, Assistant Director, Cypress Hills Community Learning Center

Roderick Watts, Professor, The Graduate Center and Hunter College


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