Around the UFT

June 6, 2019

Nurse Recognition Day

“You have different skills, certification and education, but you all have the ability to stand up in the middle of chaos — no matter how crazy it gets — and say, ‘This person matters,’” Anne Goldman, the head of the Federation of Nurses/UFT and the UFT vice president for non-DOE members, told the nurses attending the union’s sixth annual Nurse Recognition Day on April 30.

Member Assistance Program’s art therapy exhibit

New members who participated in the UFT Member Assistance Program’s first-ever art therapy group displayed their work at a special gallery exhibition on May 9.
“The idea was for new members to get to try something fun and also therapeutic,” said MAP Director Tina Puccio.

District 11 Scholarship Dinner

A crowd of 600-plus packed Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx on May 8 for the UFT's third annual District 11 Scholarship Dinner, featuring dinner, dancing, awards and 52 raffle baskets.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series seminar

In-service and retired members learned about the impact of caregiving and strategies for handling it during the final seminar of the UFT Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series at UFT headquarters, Manhattan, on Aug. 30.

UFT Players’ one-act plays

The UFT Players performed six original one-act plays at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on May 9.

Living a Jewish Life in Politics discussion

The UFT Jewish Heritage Committee hosted a panel discussion titled “Living a Jewish Life in Politics” at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on May 9.

School Nurse Recognition Day Dinner

At their annual recognition dinner at union headquarters ion May 8, 
school nurses celebrated each other, their union and their mission of compassionate caring for the students in New York City public schools.

Prom boutique

More than 2,000 middle and high schoolers from New York City public schools went to the UFT’s prom boutique on May 10-11 at the union’s Bronx borough office, where they picked out dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories for their proms and graduations – and took them home for free.

Students show off skills at fair

From vintage educational memorabilia to cutting-edge drones and 3D printers, the UFT Spring Education Conference’s exhibit hall put the best of New York City’s career and technical education high schools on display.

UFT anti-bullying conference

Two hundred and fifty middle school students discussed why bullies think it's okay to bully and learned how to recognize and put an end to the behavior at the UFT's second annual anti-bullying conference on May 10.

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