We Own It

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We Own It

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

How Can I Improve My Park?

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How Can I Improve My Park?

Rent Regulation Rights

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Rent Regulation Rights

A note for educators

A note for educators

It’s an overwhelming time to be an educator right now. Supporting our students during nationwide protests against police brutality and amidst a global pandemic is made all the more difficult when we can’t be in the room with our students. As educators, how can we support students struggling to process their pain and anger at racial oppression and social injustice? How can we help them channel their feelings of grief, frustration, and cynicism into empowered civic action?

We must acknowledge and make space for our students’ emotional lives. And for students that want to take action, we must support their development as effective change makers. This week we’re highlighting resources recommended by our Youth Education team that might be helpful for educators navigating how to process the recent events with their students.

For educators looking to facilitate conversations about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it, a good starting place could be this discussion guide, created by Facing History and Ourselves.

The Movement for Black Lives has a great toolkit called the Week of Action in Defense of Black Lives, with downloadable resources and suggestions for civic actions organized by level of risk. Many of these activities can be adapted for your class community.

If your students are directly protesting on the streets, make sure to prepare them as best as possible. Students should know how to protect themselves and know what their rights are when protesting.

Finally, many of the recent protests have highlighted the importance of supporting local bail funds. For anyone interested in understanding how New York’s bail system works, Who Makes Bail? is a CUP Youth Education project is a great entry point. You can also find other CUP student projects about how policing and the legal system impact youth here.

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

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Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

Rent Regulation Rights

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Rent Regulation Rights