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New Yorkers' Fight for Educational JusticeMaster ClassIn-Person

Friday, May 03, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

New York Public Library
Berger Forum
476 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018

Open to participants in the Early Career Fellowship.

This masterclass takes something that may seem familiar—the US Civil Rights Movement—and explores it in new ways. We make New York City our focus, examine the work of Black and Latina women and youth, and recognize disability and Disabled people in activism for educational justice beyond Brown v. Board of Education. We encounter compelling local narratives through primary sources in the NYC Civil Rights History Project. These histories have a place in the curriculum, and they also challenge teachers to reflect on the context and meaning of our work. This workshop is jointly facilitated with former NYC teachers and emerging education scholars Ivelisse Ramos and Jasmine Leiser.


Ansley Erickson

Ansley T. Erickson is a US historian focused on how racism and capitalism shape schooling in US cities, and how communities fight for educational equality. An associate professor of history and education policy at Teachers College, Erickson also co-directs the Teachers College Center on History and Education. She is author of Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits, which won the History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award, and she co-edited Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community. A former associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal, Erickson will be a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation for the 2024-25 academic year. In addition to several academic journals, her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Dissent magazine, Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, and The Nashville Scene.