November 16, 2016Press Release
United Teachers Los Angeles stands proudly with our students and communities in the fight against hate and in support of racial justice and immigrant rights. We believe students should join their communities in expressing themselves through peaceful protests.
In this uncertain time, in which youth and communities across Los Angeles and the country are fighting back against the politics of fear, racism and misogyny, UTLA re-affirms its commitment to building the movement for educational and racial justice — both in our classrooms and in our communities.
As educators, as people spending every day with students and caring about each student’s future, we believe we have a sacred role in times like these.
There will be individuals who exploit a situation that the results of the presidential election have allowed. We condemn fear-mongering, threats, hate speech, and hate crimes from anyone.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to the movement for equity and access for all students.
Recently, this has meant winning contracts that bring support to the highest-need schools, organizing with the Black Lives Matter movement, and supporting DACA and immigrant rights, while standing resolutely against ICE raids and deportation.
Our members will continue to make ourselves a central part of the movements for immigrant rights and racial justice