Two free talks are coming up about school integration efforts in New York City.

Real Talk: School Integration in New York City by NYC Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation on October 16 at 6.30 pm. While Mayor de Blasio’s plan to change admissions policies for the city’s specialized high schools grabbed headlines over the summer, the reality is that school segregation goes far behind these eight elite high schools. School segregation exists at every level and in every corner of NYC’s vast public school system. At this event you’ll learn more about the problem we face, the possible solutions, and how to get involved. The event will be moderated by Sam Rosaldo, educator, nycASID Steering Committee member and NYC public school parent. Speakers will include: Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine, student activists from IntegrateNYC and parents of students in DOE schools. Event will take place at the Boys and Girls High School Auditorium at 1700 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. RSVP here.

The Harm of Segregation: Why where we live and learn matters on October 23 at 6.30 pm. Join the Fair Housing Justice Center, NY Appleseed, The Century Foundation and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity for a dynamic evening of learning and conversation, exploring the harm of segregation and how we can work together to build the beloved community where we live and where we learn. The event will feature a presentation on fair housing and a panel discussion where fair housing and school integration experts will discuss how we live and where we learn matters, and the intersection between housing segregation and school segregation. Event will take place at St. Ann’s & The Holy Trinity Church at 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. RSVP here.