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  • Our response to new ICE rule

    The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice stands in defense of international students against new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rule. The fight for social justice continues.

    Click here to learn more.

  • Welcome to The New School's Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. This Office launches at an unprecedented time in which the calls for equity, inclusion, and social justice in the United States are urgent, visceral, and unyielding. It launches at a time when we explicitly exclaim that Black Lives Matter in the service of saving and protecting Black lives, dismantling institutionalized racism, and building a more equitable and inclusive society. The Office also launches during a global pandemic that has impacted the world, and disproportionately impacts those made most vulnerable amongst us.

    Audre Lorde said, “there are no new ideas, only new ways of making them felt.” The principles and values of equity, inclusion, and social justice are not new in general, and certainly not new to The New School. Our challenge as an Office and a community are to ensure that they are lived, practiced, and experienced in a new way.

    The New School is committed to ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and socially just environment for all students, staff and faculty. That commitment requires bringing together students, staff, and faculty who reflect the diversity of thought and identities of our society. It also requires pedagogy, policies, and practices that institutionalize the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

    No singular message, initiative or office are intended to cure the ills that challenge us. Moreover, institutional change also does not happen at the speed for which it is demanded. With society as our mirror, and our values and principles as our guide, we can be sure that there is a lot of challenging work ahead. To be sure, the work of equity, inclusion and social justice belongs to all of us; we all bear responsibility for our community. The EISJ Office will serve as a fulcrum for strategy, policy and practice across the university. Using the Campus Climate Assessment as a foundational driver for change and engagement, the Office will collaborate with partners across the university to help strengthen our community such that our values are evident in the ways we learn, teach, create, gather, research, hire, engage and operate. From policy to programming, the EISJ Office will serve as a catalyst for the changes we want in our community. And it will be with our equally unwavering collective commitment, focus and collaboration that we can.

    Policies

    The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice will collaborate with university members on the university-wide strategies and policies that advance and support equity, inclusion and social justice. Here, please find links to relevant current policies that support this work.

    Programming

    The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice will offer a variety of programming to support and advance equity, inclusion and social justice. While no one program is intended to address all things, there will be a range of programming from community building, to engagement around policy making, to recognition and reclamation events and activities.

    As an initial offering of recognition and reclamation, the Office hosted a Juneteenth Black-Out Day of programming on Friday, June 19th. Click here to learn more.

  • Contact Us

    The Office is committed to collaboration and partnership to address and support the critical issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice throughout The New School community. For questions or more information contact eisj@newschool.edu.



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