NA For Change Releases An End of 2020 Community Update

Dear North Allegheny community, 2020 has been a year like no other, chock full of life-changing events. Although we stayed home, we still collectively witnessed history unfold before us: COVID-19, the 2020 election, and Black Lives Matter—the largest movement in American history. Many of us also faced private challenges during this time—financial, physical, and emotional—thatContinue reading “NA For Change Releases An End of 2020 Community Update”

#IAmForChange – Inspirations Through History: The Disability Rights Movement

Inspirations Through History: The Disability Rights Movement By C.P. Reich, student The American disability community is currently made up of about 40.7 million people; since the mid-nineteenth century, the disability community has sought to break out of limiting stereotypes that have, throughout history, defined their beings.  Long considered tragedies, disabled people frequently underwent forced sterilizationContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Inspirations Through History: The Disability Rights Movement”

#IAmForChange – The Past is Present, The Future is Now

The Past is Present, The Future is Now By D. Fiendfyre, student History establishes the framework upon which we identify our present. We inherit biases, triumphs, stories of both glory and toil—and through education, we reinforce these notions. We are products of our surroundings—like stones along a riverbank. As the rushing creek of our dailyContinue reading “#IAmForChange – The Past is Present, The Future is Now”

#IAmForChange–Honest Conversations: Why Action is Needed to Combat Hatred

Honest Conversations: Why Action is Needed to Combat Hatred By M.C.S., a local community member In 2006, Harvard University researcher Elizabeth Spelke sought to answer the question of how our most basic instincts come to fruition, and if they have an effect on us as we grow old. During this study, she studied how babiesContinue reading “#IAmForChange–Honest Conversations: Why Action is Needed to Combat Hatred”

NA For Change Releases A Statement on Appointment of Dr. Melissa Friez to the Position of Superintendent of Schools at North Allegheny

NA For Change recognizes the critical role that superintendents play in addressing issues of racism and other forms of prejudice. We have consistently made the case to both the North Allegheny administration and School Board of the need for a North Allegheny superintendent with an express commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. On October 28,Continue reading “NA For Change Releases A Statement on Appointment of Dr. Melissa Friez to the Position of Superintendent of Schools at North Allegheny”

NA For Change Kicks Off Its #IAmForChangeCampaign

At the September 16 North Allegheny School Board meeting, NA For Change proclaimed: “We are not going away until the district as a whole, including the board, demonstrates a clear understanding of these issues and supports proportionate solutions. We are once again asking for bold action and consistent transparency to create an inclusive learning environmentContinue reading “NA For Change Kicks Off Its #IAmForChangeCampaign”

NA For Change Releases A Statement Condemning The Politicization of Their Cause, Rebukes “Radical” Label

On October 15, 2020, NA For Change was notified of our petition, Letter to North Allegheny on Anti-racism, being cited in a local political campaign’s material as evidence of a “radical liberal curriculum change.” After visiting the Facebook page “Rob Mercuri for State House” and confirming the material’s existence, we reached out to Mr. Mercuri’sContinue reading “NA For Change Releases A Statement Condemning The Politicization of Their Cause, Rebukes “Radical” Label”

NA For Change Reacts to Inflammatory Comments on Their Instagram Page

On June 17, NA for Change arrived at the virtual boardroom to advocate for an increased vigilance on the part of the North Allegheny School District when it comes to the issues of diversity, inclusion, and antiracism–to advocate for the students who have felt instances of an unwelcoming environment in their classes–for change in theContinue reading “NA For Change Reacts to Inflammatory Comments on Their Instagram Page”