Examining Equity in New York City

A visitor to the Museum of the City of New York's Activist New York exhibition examines artifacts about the history of social change in the city.
Filip Wolak, MCNY

Educator Workshop Series: Examining Equity in NYC

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Center's Examining Equity in NYC series focuses on uncovering and honoring the historical roots of today’s movements for change. Join fellow educators to examine how New Yorkers have challenged inequality in our city and radically reimagined our social institutions, from schools and healthcare to housing and work. 

Learn the historical context of the city's activist movements, examine sources from the Museum's groundbreaking collections and exhibitions, including Activist New York, and develop new ideas and confidence for including these stories in your teaching. 

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

This series is FREE; registration is required. 

Upcoming Fall 2021 Programs

Check back here to see announcements for upcoming programs and resources developed as part of the Museum's Examining Equity in NYC series!

Our most recent workshop in the Examining Equity series occurred on Thursday, August 19, 2021, and traced the history and legacy of women's labor activism in the garment industry, from the 1909 Uprising of 20,000 to the 1982 Chinatown Strike. To see a program description and learn more about our guest speaker for this event, huiying b. chan, check out the event page for "We Are One": Women's Labor Activism in New York City.

Resource Sheets for Past Workshops

For each workshop in the Examining Equity in NYC series, we've created a resource sheet to accompany the program. These handouts provide links to related Museum exhibitions and collections, lesson plans to be used with students, as well as a list of recommended articles, podcasts, websites, and scholarly readings to continue your learning.


Education programs inspired by New York Responds are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. 

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