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Needed: Special Ed Teacher, NYC

The position 

We are in need of a 4th grade special education teacher immediately. Please share any potential candidates. 

About Manhattan School for Children:

Manhattan School for Children, P.S. 333 is a K-8 school located on the upper west side. We are a progressive school that believes that all students are gifted in multiple ways. We are student centered with a project-based pedagogical focus and instructional program grounded in the philosophy that we are a community of learners. Students of different racial/ethnic, socio-economic, as well as physical and academic abilities, come together to learn.

 

Institutional Racism And Journalism Integrity

In 2016 two major reports were published on police brutality, disability and the media. Also, other reports were published on prison and people with disabilities.

The reports were promoted and funded by White disabled and non disabled authors from White organizations. Now mainstream media, for example, CNN are interviewing the authors of these reports about why Black/People of Color with disabilities are the demographic who make up these reports. 

There is a serious gap in journalism integrity when the conversations do not include the impact of institutional racism and funding for Black organizations to research and report on Black Issues.

Understanding Disability Culture

Disability Culture is not unlike Black Culture in that it is a widely-used concept to capture lifestyle that are caused or promoted by disability, where similarly Black Culture captures lifestyle that is unique to the Black experience. Disability cultures exist as communities of people around topics of disability and shared experiences. Steven Brown, in an academic study, wrote, "The existence of a disability culture is a relatively new and contested idea. Not surprising, perhaps, for a group that has long been described with terms like 'in-valid', 'impaired', 'limited', 'crippled', and so forth.

Important case for the disability rights community

A trial begins this week in an important case for the disability rights community. The case highlights the urgency of protecting the rights of disabled people to communication, self-determination, loving relationships, marriage, and equal treatment within the court system.  Read about it here: 


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If you live in the NJ / NY area, please attend to show support for disability rights.


A National Call for Minority Disability Legislation

Due to a wide array of disability issues that are unique to poor people and people of color it is important to establish legislation which require state agencies serving underrepresented disability communities to compile data and report to the stakeholders.

In January 2015 a New Jersey bill was signed into public law. For individuals interested in initiating a minority disability bill in their state, below are steps from implementation of the bill to passage of the public law.


Step 1 & 2

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