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Using art to deliver an important message

Dozens of posters from 16 schools were on display at UFT headquarters on May 21 for the awards ceremony of the UFT BRAVE program’s fifth annual video contest and the UFT’s Young Artists Unite Against Bullying poster contest.

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.

Anti-Bullying News

In the Middle — UFT’s anti-bullying student conference

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Anthony Harmon, the UFT director of parent and community outreach, reminded about 300 middle schoolers and their teachers and counselors of that famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi as they prepared to head for...
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Testimony regarding the DOE's response to incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools and efforts to improve school climate

UFT Director of Parent and Community Affairs Anthony Harmon testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the Department of Education's response to incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination in NYC schools and...

A helping hand amid Harvey’s destruction

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Bryan Platt, a Federation of Nurses/UFT member who works as an operating room nurse at Staten Island University Hospital South, was among those who stepped up to assist.

Testimony regarding reporting from the Department of Education on Gender and Sexuality Alliances

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds and UFT Director of Community and Parent Outreach Anthony Harmon testified before the City Council on Education regarding reporting from the Department of Education on Gender and Sexuality...

NYCATA/UFT anti-bullying art contest

Students in grades 2–12 from public schools throughout the city were recognized May 19 for their entries in the UFT/New York City Art Teachers Association's anti-bullying art contest, inspired by the suicide of a victim of bullying.

BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference

UFT’s fifth annual BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference applauds and supports student efforts to be responsible, welcoming and respectful of all.