The Atlantic: "The Risk and Rewards of Student-Exchange Programs"
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An article from The Atlantic in September explored the the impact of exchange programs between students of different backgrounds. IntegrateNYC was mentioned in the article, and Sarah Camiscoli offered her own opinions about the benefit or harm of school exchanges.

“When students are systematically isolated, I actually resist the idea that exchanges with students [that are] not actively dismantling [the barriers] are worth the risk,” she said. “When you have them meet, it takes a masterful level of facilitation to make that meeting something of value that doesn’t strip one group of dignity.”

— Sarah Camiscoli, IntegrateNYC

Read the full article HERE

The Donors' Education Collaborative Gives $740,000 to Support School Improvement: IntegrateNYC and NY Appleseed Will Benefit
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It was announced yesterday that the Donors' Education Collaborative in the New York Community Trust is donating a total $740,000 to various organizations that advocate for change within the New York City school system. Both IntegrateNYC and NY Appleseed were named as organizations that will receive funding from this donation. The article mentions the work of both organizations in building a student movement for school integration.

Read the full press release HERE

Quartzy Covers Hebh Jamal's Feature in Teen Vogue's "21 Under 20"
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In an article published in December, Quartzy pointed out the significance of those chosen to be featured in Teen Vogue's "21 Under 20" for 2017: that the magazine is turning towards presenting activists and artists over celebrities as role models for its readers. The article notes Hebh Jamal's role as one of Teen Vogue's cover stars for the issue as a part of this shift.

Read the Quartzy article HERE

Read Teen Vogue's "21 Under 20" HERE

Sarah ZapilerVogue, Hebh Jamal
WNYC: "Girls and Power in the Age of Trump"
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In this WNYC segment from September, young women reflect on what it means to be female in the current political climate. Their impressions highlight empowerment and progress for women as well as a culture of sexism that has been in some ways reinvigorated by Donald Trump's election.

Read the article and listen to the full segment HERE

Sarah ZapilerWNYC
Teen Vogue's "21 Under 20 2017" Highlights Hebh Jamal
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Teen Vogue featured youth activist leader Hebh Jamal in its "21 Under 20" for 2017, an annual list that reports on remarkable teens who are the "faces of the future." The article speaks about Hebh's activism, noting the mass student walkout she planned last February to protest President Trump's initial travel ban. 

Read the full feature HERE

Los Angeles Daily News: 'Teach Us All' by Sonia Lowman Comes to Netflix with Ava DuVernay's help
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"Teach Us All," a documentary by Sonia Lowman, premiered on Netflix in September. The Los Angeles Daily News covered the story. The film chronicles efforts to integrate schools in the United States over the past 60 years, starting with the famous Little Rock Nine. In doing so, Lowman critiques the strategies policymakers have employed to bring about integration, and points out the harm some diversity efforts have on students of color who are thrust into majority white schools.

In the LADN article, Lowman offers her own perspective on the project:

“The movie’s most basic, main point is the continuity with the Little Rock crisis. Sixty years later, we haven’t come far enough, our schools are resegregating and it’s still, in my opinion, the most urgent civil rights issue we’re facing. The system we have is essentially disenfranchising millions of students, and setting them up for lifetimes of being marginalized, economically and socially.”

Read the full article HERE

Watch "Teach Us All" HERE

CUP: "Public School Avengers"
 
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The Center for Urban Pedagogy teamed up with artist Napur Mathur and students from The Red Hook Community Justice Center to publish "Public School Avengers," a booklet in graphic novel format that creatively outlines the ins and outs of school segregation, how the system impacts students.

Read the booklet HERE

Sarah ZapilerCUP