GCYO News & Announcements


To our SIG members and friends:

We are looking forward to a great program for the Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing SIG at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City, April 13-April 18.  The theme of the annual meeting is:  The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.

We are excited about our off-site session at City-As-School High School on Saturday, April 14th, 1-3pm, 16 Clarkson St, #401, New York, NY 10014.  The session brings together scholars, policymakers, activists, and young people to discuss “ Organizing Principles, Practices, Tensions, & Breakthroughs When Teaching for Justice: What Educators Can Learn from NYC Human Rights Schools & CEJ ” Scroll down below for more information. Click here for the off-site event and sign-up, https://aera2018offsite.wordpress.com.

We also encourage you to join us for our SIG business meeting on Saturday evening the 14th, 6:15pm-7:45pm in the New York Marriott Marquis, Seventh Floor, Harlem.  The meeting will feature youth participatory action research.

We also invite you to come see the documentary The Long View, a GCYO documentary that will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:30am until 12:30/1pm at the New York Hilton, Midtown, 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom, West Foyer.

In addition, we have an exciting set of roundtables and symposia on community and youth organizing for educational reform. An overview of our SIG sessions at this year's Annual Meeting can be found here

We look forward to seeing you in New York City.

––the Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing SIG officers