Pass NYS Amistad Bill (A09399) and amend the NYS Amistad Law NOW!!
"Say Their Names", Among the 43 captives on the Amistad, pictured here are (l-r, t-b), Bana, Bar, Boro, Fargina, Farquanar, Fuli, Kimbo, Kale, Malhue, Sarah Margru, Sar, Yuang.
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Why Educators Need NYS Legislators to Pass Amended Amistad Law, Amistad Bill (A09399)
In 2020, after the murder of George Floyd, school districts across the region, state, and nation, were forced to self-reflect. Post 2020, social unrest and a global pandemic has placed our society at a pivotal point, the education system is the bedrock of true change. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the Brown case that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional, and our nation went through a Civil Rights Movement that was to lead to equality for the most marginalized. Yet, in 2022 we find ourselves in the fight for equity and the world is watching. This social unrest regarding bias and inequities in policing, housing, and healthcare, truly have roots in the inequities of our school systems. Educators are on the front line at this pivotal time, whether it be about masks, DEI work or historically accurate and relevant school curriculum.
We are now struggling with next steps and ways to sustain change around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that giving students cultural capital is a key element in their true success as citizens of this country. Yet, educators fear the push back from those in their community who have chosen to make this a political movement rather than a movement about humanity.
How can we make sustainable change?
Pass Amistad Bill (A09399) and amend Amistad legislation now!:
We need our legislators to invest in NYS students and pass the NEW Amistad legislation (A09399)!
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