NYU #BLACKLIVESMATTER: ABOLISH THE BOX!

ItIsOurDutyToFightForOurFreedom

On Thursday November 19th, students in #BlackLivesMatter were joined with the organizers of The Incarceration to Education Coalition—a student led, grassroots organizing body that is campaigning locally (at NYU) and nationally to Abolish THE BOX from college admission procedures. THE BOX is a question that requires college applicants to report “criminal” records of any kind. IEC is founded on the principles that education is a human right, and that members of the NYU community have an active obligation to expand that right while working for racial and economic justice.  Their vision and efforts are centered around the voices and experiences of directly impacted people, families and communities.

Learn more about IEC and how you can get involved by visiting https://iecforchange.wordpress.com/

 

 

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