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:

  1. Develop educational materials for MTA members about the impacts of mass incarceration, police violence, and the school‐to‐prison pipeline on students of color; these materials will be published in MTA Today and on the MTA website;
  2. Provide MTA members with information about resources they can use to engage students, teachers and community members in conversations about racism, including the “Race Reels” program, an after‐school film series designed and successfully implemented at the local level by MTA members;
  3. Provide staff support for locals that wish to engage their members, students, communities and/or administrations in addressing these issues;
  4. Provide active vocal support and protection for teachers who raise these issues in their classrooms or with their school administration; and
  5. 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.

Task Force Materials

Task Force Contacts

Co-Chairs: Joel Saxe and Shauna Manning
Staff Consultant: Victor Rosado, vrosado@massteacher.org
Staff Consultant: Eric Bauer, ebauer@massteacher.org
Staff Assistant: Becky Austin, baustin@massteacher.org

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MTA Events, Workshops & Conferences

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