Yesterday was an inspiring day. A bus load of Sikh youth came to lower Manhattan from Richmond Hill, Queens to send a clear message to the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Mayor: End bias-based harassment in schools. At a press conference and rally outside of DOE headquarters, we released a Report Card grading how the DOE has done in the last school year in addressing bias-based harassment.
The young activists from Richmond Hill were truly an inspiration as they lead chants and fearlessly shared their experiences with the media and public. They joined with youth and advocates from many other organizations and communities in what hopefully was another step forward to creating schools where all students feel safe and respected.