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Hispanic Affairs Committee

When we founded the UFT Hispanic Affairs Committee in 1986, our goal was simple: to help inform members about cultural, pedagogical and professional issues affecting Hispanic educators.

Over the years, we have broadened our focus to include our actual classroom practices and the day to day realities faced by educators, students and families.

HAC's Steering Committee is made up of volunteer UFT members. They guide and implement the committee's goals.

We are committed to creating a forum where all educators, especially Latino educators, can have a voice in ensuring quality teaching and high standards for all students. We look forward to you joining your voices with ours!

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What's New

Puerto Rican Day Parade

In a first, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza rode the UFT float with UFT Vice President Evelyn DeJesus in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 9.

Red-letter day at Spanish Spelling Bee

Ten proud “ganadores,” or winners, took their bows on May 21 at the fourth annual District 3 Spanish Spelling Bee, hosted by PS 87 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, that featured spellers from all seven dual language schools in the district.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s a tradition for many UFT members to join the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to celebrate their heritage but the devastation by Hurricane Maria in September gave this year’s celebration on June 10 added significance.

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