Fair Play Lobby Day Brings New York City Public School Students to City Hall to Demand Equity in Access to Sports Teams

December 10, 2018

Community Justice, Environmental Justice, L.P. v. NYC Dept of Education, Media Coverage, News, Press Release, Sports Equity

Image shows New York high school students and council member Antonio Reynoso lobbying for sports equity

After participating in legislative advocacy workshops, and before using their new skills to meet with members of City Council, students gathered on the steps of City Hall today to demand an end to racially discriminatory sports team allocations by the Public School Athletic League.

New Yorkers wishing to email their city council member about this issue can do so here. Meanwhile, you can read the press release here, and read coverage of the lobby day at The New York Daily News, in the Gotham Gazette, The Grio, Voices of NY, and Amsterdam News. The students made the front cover of El Diario, (the story is linked here):Students at sports equity lobby day on the cover of El Diario

Fox5 covered the event in its 5pm news roundup, highlighting remarks by Council Member Reynoso:

CBS 5 also covered the story:

Meanwhile, Univision’s anchor said it was “painful” to hear the testimony of many of the students:

And the channel ran an in-depth story quoting the council member and students:

NY1 covered the upcoming action in its morning news roundup:

And 1010 WINS ran two radio segments, which were repeated throughout the day. They’re linked here and here.

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