Real Talk: School Integration in New York City

Did you know that NYC has one of the nation’s most racially and economically segregated school systems in the US? While Mayor de Blasio’s plan to change admissions policies for the city’s specialized high schools grabbed headlines over the summer, the reality is that school segregation goes far beyond these eight elite high schools. School segregation exists at every level and in every corner of NYC’s vast public school system.

That’s the bad news. The good news is there is a lot we can do to change that. At this event you’ll learn more about the problem we face, the possible solutions, and how to get involved.

Speakers will include:

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine and MacArthur genius grant winner, Student activists from IntegrateNYC, Parents of students in District 13.

Moderator: Sam Rosaldo, educator, nycASID Steering Committee member, and NYC public school parent

Join the talk on October 16th! Doors open at 6pm.

About Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. Nikole investigates the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also written about choosing a school for her own daughter here in New York City in a 2016 piece entitled “Worlds Apart: Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City” which won a Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism and a National Magazine Award for public interest.

Tue, October 16, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
*Doors open at 6 PM*

Boys and Girls High School Auditorium
1700 Fulton St
(Schenectady Ave entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This event is co-sponsored by NYC Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation (nycASID), IntegrateNYC, NYCLU, NYU Metro Center, the District 16 Community Education Council (CEC16) and the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC13).