The United Nations International School (UNIS)
The United Nations International School (UNIS), is affiliated with the United Nations. UNIS offers a K-12 education guided by the UN principles of global peace, fundamental human and equal rights, sustainability, and social progress. Its global curriculum enables students to better understand and act upon current global challenges. Students at UNIS come from over 120 countries.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice, organizes and documents global and domestic social injustices to reveal the power of everyday upstanders. PROOF’s network of human rights activists facilitates the testimony of those who take action against injustice. By engaging a network of photo journalists, activists, and scholars ethically collecting testimonies, PROOF’s exhibitions and workshops are encouraging righteous action.
Segregated by Design
Students from the United Nations International School Human Right Project present their photos and discuss the legacy of redlining and segregation in different zip codes across New York City.
The Rents Eats First: Housing Injustice in NYC
For millions throughout the US, the experience of affordable, stable and adequate housing is precarious at best. Homelessness, eviction, displacement, harassment, overcrowding and disrepair are increasingly common experiences.
Photos as Tools for Social Justice
Throughout July 2017, students from UNIS and KIPP College Prep in the Bronx took part in the UNIS Human Rights Project, a photojournalism program for high school students sponsored by UNIS and the EE Ford Foundation.