The Fight for Education Equity in New York City

When: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00pm

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Image shows a flyer for the New York City school boycott on February 3, 1964. The flyer features a photo of a Black boy staring out a broken school window. Under the photo is a quotation: “I don’t have a good integrated school.”
Flyer, “School Boycott!” 1964, Courtesy Elliott Linzer Collection, Queens College Civil Rights Archives, City University of New York


The Fight for Education Equity in New York City 

Just announced! Members of student-led activist group Teens Take Charge will join this program for a talk-back following the workshop. Register now for this opportunity to hear from students at the forefront of today’s movement for education equity.

MCNY educators will lead a workshop examining stories and sources that bring this history to life from 5-6:15pm. Our talk-back with Teens Take Charge student activists will run from 6:15 to 7pm. This program now offers 2 CTLE hours to eligible participants. 

Participate in this online workshop exploring the intersections of civil rights activism, education, and the history of today's movement to desegregate New York City schools. 

Analyze sources from the online exhibition Activist New York; learn how students, teachers, and parents mobilized for change; and leave with stories, resources, and ideas for your digital classroom. 

This workshop is geared towards educators but is open to all with interest in the topic.

Click here to see a resource sheet for this workshop highlighting featured MCNY exhibitions and sources, as well as suggested readings and online resources for further exploration.

This is the second event in our three-part fall workshop series Examining Equity in NYC. Click here to see the full series.  

Eligible participants will receive a CTLE certificate for 2 hours of professional development after completion of this workshop.   

This lecture will be broadcast via Zoom; participants will need an internet-accessible device with audio capability to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.  


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.  

Professional Learning programs are made possible in part by …a chance… fund, inc.  

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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