Father’s Day: March w/NYCoRE @ End Stop & Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling

Spend part of your Father’s Day with NYCoRE and NYCoRE’s People of Color Working Group at the:

End Stop & Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling

Sunday, June 17th (March steps off at 3pm)

We will meet at 110th & Lennox at 2:30 pm

For question please email: edwin@nycore.org

If you are having trouble finding us please call Edwin at 917.400.6255 or Rita 240.506.0786

We hope to see you there.

In solidarity,

NYCoRE and NYCoRE People of Color Work Group


Some Facts about Stop and Frisk (from NYCLU as posted by NAACP)

  • In 2011, NYPD officers conducted 685,724 street stops, a more than 600 percent increase since Mayor Bloomberg’s first year in office when officers conducted 97,000 stops. More than 4 million people have been stopped under this administration.
  • The massive spike in street interrogations has done little to remove firearms from the streets, the ostensible reason behind the stop- and-frisk regime. Instead, the wholesale violation of civil rights has sown mistrust between police officers and the communities they are supposed to protect.
  • Nine out of 10 people stopped are totally innocent, meaning they are neither arrested nor ticketed.
  • No gun is retrieved in 99.9 percent of stops.
  • The proportion of gun seizures to stops has fallen sharply — only 780 guns were confiscated last year, not much more than the 604 guns seized in 2003, when officers made 160,851 stops.
  • Though they account for only percent of the city’s population, black and Latino males between the ages of 14-24 accounted for  percent 4.7% of population, and 41.6% of the stops in 2011. The number of stops of young black men exceeded the entire city population of young black men.


6.15.12: NYCoRE Monthly Meeting

Join NYCoRE for its June Monthly Meeting!

Final Meeting of the 2011-2012 school year

This month’s political educations piece:

The Disappearance of Black and Latino Teachers, the Experiences of Teachers of Color, and their Effects on Students, Schools and Communities

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online Monthly Meeting On-line Form

As an organization, NYCoRE is committed to racial and economic  equality. NYCoRE’s People of Color group (NYCoRE-PoC) is a group of educators of color who are committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society, by organizing and mobilizing teachers,  developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student groups.

At June’s member meeting we will engage in a critical exploration  of the “disappearing” of teachers of color in our public schools, a trend
that has increased dramatically in the past eleven years under Mayor  Michael Bloomberg. In this presentation, we will share information that  aims to illuminate the factors behind the disappearance of Black and Latino  teachers and its effects on students, schools and communities. Finally, we will discuss how NYCoRE can collectively work to support teachers of color in our group, increase recruitment and retention of educators of color, and maintain a commitment to anti-racism in our organization.

Date: Friday, June 15, 2012

Where:NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
82 Washington Square East

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

There will also be a NYCoRE 101 Session at 5:30 for folks who are new to NYCoRE and who would like to hear more about the organization and ways to plug into it.

If you are interested, please RSVP on the form below, or go to the Monthly Meeting On-line Form

If you would like to facilitate a breakout group,  please e-mail Rosie at Rosie@nycore.org

Some food will be provided.

Please bring ID

Please RSVP to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.

Thanks, NYCoRE Member Committee


Support provided by the Union Square Award, a project of the Tides Center.



New Resource: Write On!: Writing for Social Justice

Write On!: Writing for Social Justice

NYCoRE is pleased to be sharing a new resource for and by teachers: write on! writing for social justice. write on! is a resource that was created by NYCoRE’s Write On! Writing for Social Justice inquiry to action group (ItAG).

Download write on! writing for social justice

(An excerpt from the Introduction to write on! by Lindsey Johnson and Joy Osborne)

‘The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is- it’s to imagine what is possible.‘ ~bell hooks

..our Inquiry to Action group has worked together to create a space of imagination. Our aim was simple: to determine what the phrase ‘writing for social justice’ meant to us individually, and as a group, and to transform our teaching practice through our time together.

A little under two months later, we offer you this text. A combination of our own personal musings and tools that make social justice teaching ‘go,’ we hope that this book inspires you to approach your next lesson, unit or long-term plan with a fresh lens.

…Writing for social justice is a process that we use to critique society, struggle, the world and our own personal histories; it affirms life and struggle. Community creates trust, which allows us to be vulnerable. We become vulnerable so that we can become empowered. When we become empowered, we begin to develop actionable plans for our lives.

Writing for social justice gives both students and teachers a mindful purpose to our work. We want our students to have a safe space in which they question. A social justice framework allows students to develop a voice and to become creators of knowledge. We want our students to be able to use language as a way to build confidence and strengthen communication. We must honor their efforts and willingness to engage.

We hope that this offering will do a few things for you, dear reader:
• Push you to think about writing for social justice in new ways
• Inspire both yours and students’ creativity in your classroom
• Help you to find ways to further incorporate student voice
• Give authentic voice to the work our group has done together as a team

Thank you for reading. It has been a true pleasure to write, and to rise up, together.

paz. amor. justicia.

Write On!

Download write on! writing for social justice

write on! ItAG Facilitators & Participants:

Ama Codjoe is the poetry-teaching artist with A.C.T.I.O.N. (a social justice and arts program) and the co-facilitator for the Social Justice Pedagogy Team at DreamYard Project in the Bronx.  Chrissy Williams is a high school English instructor at Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy in the Bronx.

Participants/Resource writers include:

Ama Codjoe Marissa Metelica
Abigal Ellman Joy Osborne
Stephina Fisher Dirk Peters
Rosie Frascella Jennifer Phuong
Latisha Gilbert Ariela Rothstein
Kayty Himmelstein Helen Rubinstein
Lindsey Johnson Devon Stanley
Vani Kannan Elissa Vinnik
Stuart Kermes Chrissy William



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