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NCUEA Role in Social Justice

Schools should be safe, welcoming, affirming learning environments for all who work and learn within their walls. Communities should be reflective and respectful of all who live and visit their diversity of those that inhabit them. When either is threatened, NCUEA proudly supports affiliates in advancing our social justice values through a no-holds barred brand of unionism that’s unwavering in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.

Learn more about NCUEA and NEA's social justice efforts at:

NCUEA's Urban and Minority Issues Dialog (UMID) committee monthly town hall dialogue.


1st Tuesday of every month from 7:00-7:45 pm EST


August:  What is Ed Justice?

  • Rocio Inclan, Senior Director of NEA Center for Social Justice.
  • Dr. JulianVasquez, researcher, teacher and currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

To listen to the August meeting, CLICK HERE

September: Organizing Students and Communities for Social Justice in the wake of Charlottesville

  • Jitu Brown, National Director of Journey for Justice Alliance
  • Tripp Jeffers, History Teacher, advisor to the Student Mandela Society, and NCUEA Director

To listen to the September meeting, CLICK HERE

October: Equity, Opportunity and Access

  • Dr. Kendra Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for equity in Montclair, NJ and co-author of the book, When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem,  Corwin Sage, 2015.

To listen to the October meeting, CLICK HERE

November: Reaching Beyond Bias

  • Patricia Bory Founder of Include Consulting, is currently a faculty member at the University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Policy, teaching courses in leadership and social change; and serves as a Senior Advisor to UMD’s Do Good Institute.

To listen to the November meeting, CLICK HERE

December: Equity Audits

  • Christine DonFrancesco, Senior Policy Analyst of NEA Education Policy & Practice

To listen to the December meeting, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to sign up to receive a call on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7pm EST to join the Dialogues