Through out the year Social Justice actions & programs will be emphasized.More
An American track and field star, Jackie was a 4 time Olympian and 6 time Olympic medalist who twice won gold in the Heptathlon as well as once in the long jump. A world champion as well as gold medalist in the Pan American Games, her name is always on the list of Greatest Athletes of All Time.
Millions of girls took up soccer because of Mia Hamm. Playing with the US women's national soccer team as forward for 17 years (1987-2004), she built one of the biggest fan bases of any American athlete.
Wilma Rudolph was a track and field star who became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.
The conference addressed a wide range of issues important to all NYSUT members, including domestic violence, retirement security, communications, poitical engagemet and more. Participants also enjoyed a lively open space " un-conference session near the end of the event, where attendees selected their own topics for small group followup discussions that ranged from how to help fearful immigrant students to " The Trump Effect in the Classroom." Deb Peterson RC 43 President represented the RC 43 /TRIF Units at this Conference.
Under the New York State Constitution, every 20 years the people of the Empire State are asked a seemingly simple ballot question; " Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?" These twelve simple words that will appear on the ballot on November 7, 2017, will have a huge impact not just on NYSUT members, but every citizen of the state. From teachers and school staff, to the children who will be entering pre-K the very next year, all of us will have a stake in the outcome of this important vote.