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Oct. 19, 2011: BRAVE program is founded

Bullying has no place in any child’s education. That was the inspiration behind the UFT’s creation in 2011 of the Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education, or BRAVE, program to provide tools, knowledge and support in confronting...

UFT has your back as you begin your career

This fall, as we begin a school year like no other, you will face many challenges, but you are not alone. The UFT is here to protect your rights and support you in your new career.

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools at its Manhattan headquarters on Oct. 22 for the UFT Middle School Division’s third annual Anti-Bullying Conference. Students and teachers attended workshops presented by the New York...

Anti-Bullying Conference 2019

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools across the city for an anti-bullying conference on Oct. 22, 2019, where students learned to recognize and help stop bullying in their schools.

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...

NYCATA/UFT Young Artists Unite Against Bullying 2018

The winning artwork of 59 students was on exhibit at the second annual Inside/Outside: Young Artists Unite Against Bullying contest sponsored by the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT on May 11 at union headquarters. The culminating awards ceremony included 200 participants.

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...