Border Crossers Honors NYCoRE with 2014 Community Partner Award
Posted by Border Crossers on 11 April 2014
in: Events, media, News


Border Crossers is pleased to present New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) with the 2014 Community Partner Award! NYCoRE is a leader of racial justice in New York City pubic schools and beyond! Join Border Crossers in honoring NYCoRE at the 2014 Springtime Gala on Thursday, May 8 at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City!


About NYCoRE:
New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) is a group of current and former public school educators and their allies committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations. We are educators who believe that education is an integral part of social change and that we must work both inside and outside the classroom because the struggle for justice does not end when the school bell rings.

In presenting this award, Border Crossers honors the work of NYCoRE in creating a community of accountability and support for teachers and public schools around issues of racial justice. NYCoRE was selected based on their alignment with Border Crossers’ mission, the creativity and effectiveness of their programs (member meetings, ItAGs, Annual Conference, etc.) and the shared audience of teachers and public schools we hope to support together – now and for years to come!

About the Award:
The Border Crossers Awards were created in 2010 to honor the work of individuals and organizations working for racial justice in schools. Past recipients include Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dr. Sherrick Hughes, Dr. Jane Bolgatz, The Forum Project, RIISE, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. and Zenaida Muslin. Border Crossers’ seeks to recognize leaders in the field as well as create a legacy of activists making change in our city.

About the Gala:
The Springtime Gala is Border Crossers’ largest annual event, designed to celebrate a successful year and raise crucial funds for the upcoming year of programs! This year the event will be held at the historic Housing Works Bookstore and feature musical guest Jacob SS and interactive design group, Collective Story. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar and raffle drawings as well!

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Congratulations, NYCoRE!

May the Spirit of Mandela Live On!
Posted by Border Crossers on 6 December 2013
in: Uncategorized


Today, we mourn the loss and celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela (Madiba). As we bring this conversation into the classroom, we must remember that Mandela’s life was more than just soundbites, but a struggle for justice against many who wished to deny it. This struggle for justice is not over and the lessons of Mandela’s life must live on in our teaching and activism.

Facing History has a great toolkit for Teaching the Life of Nelson Mandela.

Make sure you read Colorline’s piece, Mandela, The Unapologetic Radical, as well.

Feel free to email us to share your own resources with the Border Crossers community.


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