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UFT stands tall at Women’s March

UFT paraprofessionals from the Bronx make their presence felt. Miller Photography

UFT paraprofessionals from the Bronx make their presence felt.

Bearing signs that proclaimed “Women Proud, Union Proud” and “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights,” UFT members turned out in force for the second annual Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 20. One of hundreds of similar events across the country, the New York City march drew an estimated 200,000 people to the streets to show their support for women, immigrants and other groups who have felt threatened by the Trump administration. “In my classroom, we talk about how we have to be respectful and stand for all kinds of people,” said Annie Tan, a 5th-grade special education teacher at PS 506 in Brooklyn, one of more than 300 UFT members who attended the march as part of the union contingent. “I’m a child of immigrants, and I work with a lot of students who are kids of immigrants or immigrants themselves. I want them to know their teacher stands with them.”

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