About Yetta Kurland for City Council 2013
YETTA KURLAND is a civil rights attorney, educator, radio host, small business owner and community activist who has been empowering our community for over two and a half decades.
In 1993, Yetta founded Hello World Language Center, a progressive school in New York City for language and culture studies that continues to draw students from around the world to New York. Based on this ground breaking work, she was invited to teach as an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, where she prepared fellow educators to teach in the New York City public schools, and beyond. She has also taught, as a visiting professor, in South Korea.
In 2001, Yetta started a Civil Rights law firm focusing on the needs of New York’s LGBTQ community. As the firm’s Senior Partner, she has won numerous landmark decisions, including a decision to allow same sex couples to change their last names based on their relationship as domestic partners as well as the right for LGBTQ activists to protest anti-gay policies. But Yetta’s work extends far beyond the LGBTQ community. Yetta has also represented community members fighting the closure of St. Vincent ‘s Hospital and activists protesting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. She’s been a lead attorney defending the free speech rights of protesters from the 2004 Republican National Convention to the Occupy Wall Street movement and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the NYC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. In 2005 she brought suit against the New York City Fire Department on behalf of several women EMS workers alleging wrongful promotional practices. Her firm, The Kurland Group, is recognized as one of New York’s premier Civil Rights firms. Read more.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins today endorsed civil rights attorney and small business owner Yetta Kurland for City Council (District 3).
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COUNCIL OF SCHOOL SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS UNION UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES KURLAND FOR CITY COUNCIL
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) has unanimously endorsed Yetta Kurland for City Council in District 3.
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