#IAmForChange – Disability Justice

Disability Justice By M. Eschenbach, student I am speaking tonight on disability equality/justice. Though this topic stretches far beyond what can be covered in five minutes, I want to give my perspective on the issues affecting the disabled community and implore the district to take action to protect its disabled students.  Society today often excludesContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Disability Justice”

Student-Written AAPI Hate Open Letter to NASD: NA For Change Stands With Authors of Letter and AAPI Community at NA

On March 31, a group of North Allegheny students published an open letter in regard to anti-Asian hate addressed to the North Allegheny School District on behalf of the North Allegheny AAPI community. NA For Change fully supports the sentiment of the letter, and, in an act of solidarity, posts their letter on our website.Continue reading “Student-Written AAPI Hate Open Letter to NASD: NA For Change Stands With Authors of Letter and AAPI Community at NA”

NA for Change Announces Children’s Book Drive Promoting Diverse Literature

NA For Change is holding a book drive to ensure that young readers in the Pittsburgh area have access to books that reflect their own identity and prepare them for life in a diverse world. There is currently a dismal lack of representation in children’s books, with more representation for animals and other non-human charactersContinue reading “NA for Change Announces Children’s Book Drive Promoting Diverse Literature”

#IAmForChange – “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It By S. Guzzi-Graber “Savannah, you throw like a girl…” “You seem mad today? What? Are you on your period?” These are statements many in our school have heard. These statements push us to the margins, demean our athletic accomplishments,Continue reading “#IAmForChange – “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It”

Members of NA For Change Coalition Defend Use of the The Hate U Give in High School Classrooms

As a coalition representing a variety of ages, opinions, and creeds, one thing NA For Change resoundingly agrees on is the necessity of the educator’s role in widening the perspective of students’ minds and perceptions by exposing students to challenging discussions–allowing them and educators to navigate nuance and issues of timely relevance in candid ways.Continue reading “Members of NA For Change Coalition Defend Use of the The Hate U Give in High School Classrooms”

#IAmForChange – Pushing Progress Forward

Pushing Progress Forward By G. Viribus, student On April 12th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested while protesting against racial segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. While in the Birmingham jail, he got his hands on a newspaper containing a statement by several local white clergymen discouraging the methods used by the peaceful protestors. InContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Pushing Progress Forward”

#IAmForChange – Being Black at North Allegheny: Racism and the Road Ahead

Being Black at North Allegheny: Racism and the Road Ahead By E. Dozier, L. Subeir, E. Britton, and L. Bautista, students and alumnus Evan’s Story Hello and good evening. I am here today as a representative of NA For Change.  I joined NA For Change in late June after my cousin, Elise, shared the opportunityContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Being Black at North Allegheny: Racism and the Road Ahead”

#IAmForChange-In Need of a Change

Schools are microcosms of the world we live in, and within them, we find that there are very real and raw issues students are having to deal with every day. A critical aspect of inclusion is the assurance that the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of a student is strong and healthy. Unfortunately, too manyContinue reading “#IAmForChange-In Need of a Change”

#IAmForChange-This Is America

This Is America By R. Mendax, a student On January 6, the world–and our country–saw a noose erected on the grounds of the US Capitol. As the scene unfolded, we witnessed–in real-time–the desecration of America’s temple of democracy. It was a direct affront to, in addition to the immediate political crisis, the heart of whatContinue reading “#IAmForChange-This Is America”

NA For Change Participates in 21st Annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast

On January 18, 2021, representatives of NA For Change participated in the 21st Annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast, hosted by LaRoche University and AARP Pennsylvania. An annual community tradition bringing together members of the community together in the spirit of Reverend Dr. King’s legacy of service and civil rights, members of NA For Change wereContinue reading “NA For Change Participates in 21st Annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast”