Task Force on Race

The MTA reaffirms its commitment to eliminate discrimination in public education (MTA Resolution F-31) and “to prevent any encroachment on basic civil and human rights” (MTA Resolution I-15). In recognition of the growing public concern about racial profiling in our communities and in our schools the MTA will create a working group of members which will be tasked with developing educational materials and social change strategies to help our members, local associations, schools and communities address these issues. The taskforce will undertake the following efforts:

  1. Continue to post educational materials for members to use (website and MTA Today);
  2. Develop workshops on racism for locals that wish to engage their members, students, communities and/or administrations in addressing racism;
  3. Develop and disseminate model contract language that locals could use to address the impacts of racism in their school systems.
  4. Develop workshops to help members take steps to challenge racism in our workplaces and schools through grievances and other tools.

Task Force Members

Shauna Manning and Joel Saxe, Chairs
Valerie Bonds
Theresa Bryant
Paul Caswell
Cedric Cunningham
Danette Day
Terry King 

Merrie Najimy, Member Ex Officio, MTA President
Max Page, Member Ex Officio, MTA Vice President

Resources

Black Lives Matter at School Resources at neaedjustice.org