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Real Talk: School Integration in NYC

  • Boys and Girls HS 1700 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11213 USA (map)


Featured speaker: Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine

Did you know that NYC has one of the nation's most racially and economically segregated school systems in the US?

While Mayor de Blasio's plan to change admissions policies for the city's specialilzed high schools grabbed headlines over the summer, the reality is that school segregation goes far behind these eight elite high schools. School segregation exists at every level and in every corner of NYC's vast public school system.

That's the bad news. The good news is there is a lot we can do to change that. At this event you'll learn more about the problem we face, the possible solutions, and how to get involved.

The event will be moderated by Sam Rosaldo, educator, nycASID Steering Committee member and NYC public school parent. Speakers will include:

*** Doors open at 6pm. Please note that security scanning will be required at the entrance to the event.***

About Nikole Hannah-Jones:

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. Nikole investigates the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also written about choosing a school for her own daughter here in New York City in 2016 piece, titled "Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City" which won a Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism and a National Magazine Award for public interest.

This event is co-sponsored by the NYC Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation (nycASID), IntegrateNYC, NYCLU, the District 16 Community Education Council (CEC16), and the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC13).