I wrote this piece for the Guardian on the 2-year anniversary of the occupation of Wall Street. Still marching for social justice.
“One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart” ― Carlos Santana Reflections from my trip to Occupy Gezi, Istanbul, Turkey in June, 2013.
What social justice activists can learn from the nearly 3-year struggle to unseat Cathie Black and demand transparency, and an end to Mayoral Control, in New York City Schools. Click here to read the full article.
This short story of corruption and insider dealing in the NYC Dept. of Education is a wake-up call to all concerned parents, teachers and students who need and deserve a meaningful place at the table to run our public schools.
In the fall of 2012, anger over school closures and bureaucratic greed & callousness at NYC’s Tweed Dept. of Education boils over. Occupy Education begins. Read about it here.
After 2 years of student and parent organizing in Crown Heights, students culminate their struggle to save their school with a May 1st City-wide Walkout: Read my account of it here.