zakiyah ansari


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16 yr old sharing how imp afterschool prog has been 2 her edu. Pleading 2 Mayor Bloomberg 2 not cut afterschool

Its insane that we have 2 fight 4 early childcare and afterschool slots. There is $ #payfairshare

The young men are so excited 2 get it signed but still very cool abt it. Our young black men look amazing

signing his book 4 all of the young men "everything I'm not made me everything I am" in NYC

#mayday march by Zuccotti Park chants of "whose park our park"

#mayday action hunger action network chants of we r the 99% ring out

abt to march 2 Wall street on the anniversary of #ACTUP25. 2 send msg #taxwallstreet #endaids

Awesome action stopping traffic at Bdwy & Park pl chants of protestors "housing saves lives" #ACTUP25 #taxwallstreet

"I believe that we can win" chanted by youth standing up against bloombergs turnaround strategy 4 their schools

Mayor 13% failing our schools said by students over & over Diana of Grover Cleveland says Bloomberg only focuses on neg

anybody seen Mayor 13% students & parents need him 2 explain closing their schools. Press conf on steps city hall #sau

I felt adventurous and decided 2 take the Red Line in Boston 2 trying not 2 look like tourist #pray4me

Senator Tom Duane tchrs need 2 b supported. Go into schools u will see amazing things happening #thanku

Comptroller John Liu speaking his 6th grader loves his teacher"If it wasn't 4 my tchrs I wouldn't b standing here 2day"

UFT Pres Michael Mulgrew speaking at press conference "teachers moral is at an all time low" #supporteducators

at press conf w CC Levin and UFT. We support Educators #supporteducators

& I r waiting 4 event 2 begin. Shhh! will b giving Assemblywoman Nolan an award. I luv a Surprise

supporting Assemblyman Wrights bill on CEC approval of co-location

Senator Perkins, Mark Winston-Griffith and Dr. Ruth Simmons

Senator Perkins honoring Dr. Ruth Simmons with a resolution at the schomburg in Harlem.