Hoodies Up! Black Lives Matter! Day of Action

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Check out this Rethinking Schools blog entry posted by teacher Moé Yonamine, describing the self-directed activism her high school students engaged in regarding racial injustice in the criminal justice system.

After participating in a Mock Trial process and a semester long dialogue about the legal system, students decided to hold a school wide day of action to raise awareness and continue the conversation. Activities leading up to the Hoodies Up! day of action included: creating flyers announcing the activity, raising awareness and getting support from teachers and administrators through a letter writing campaign, creating a survey tool for their peers, reaching out to the media and organizing a panel of experts from the community to present on the various related issues.

The Rethinking Schools website is a must for teachers, prevention educators and anyone promoting social justice issues, true history, youth development, youth activism and civic engagement.

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