4.5.12 – Teachers for Trayvon this Thursday


Thursday April 5th

Trayvon Martin’s tragic killing has brought thousands into the street to demand justice for his family. Justice for Trayvon Martin means justice for all who are targeted because of the color of their skin.

In New York City schools, our students know racial profiling all too well. Many of our students, just by being Black or Latin@, are treated like criminals every single day – in stores, on the street and increasingly in our schools.

We must stand up against racism before it’s too late.

This Thursday, New York City teachers are calling on educators to:

  • wear hoodies to work this Thursday,
  • wear stickers that stand up to injustice; and/or
  • speak with co-workers and students about Trayvon Martin and the larger issues surrounding his tragic story.

Encourage members of your school community to do the same.



Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/423739430973858/


Click on the following links for slogans for your stickers that you can use:

TeachersforTrayvonStickers (pdf)


Teaching about Trayvon:


NYCoRE opened up a wiki page on its teaching and learning page specifically for addressing these issues. We are seeking out more examples from the community. If you want to add a lesson, resources, or description of what you did in your own communities please become a member of the wiki page, or email info@nycore.org



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