The Right to Have Freedom of Expression
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Recently, at Oxon Hill High School our extremely talented Honors Art Studio students created a piece to showcase police brutality. The piece included statistics and our viewpoints on what has been going on in society. It was truly an amazing and heartfelt display. We were ordered to take it down because people unaffiliated with our school were "offended." We will not stand for this form of censorship or the violation of our right of freedom of expression.
We demand the following from the Prince George's County Board of Education:
1. Issue a statement in solidarity of the Oxon Hill High School students and their right to freedom of speech and expression; as stated to the 1969 Supreme Court ruling Tinker v. Des Moines.
2. We demand a process be implemented that allows students to appeal decisions that concern curriculum and censorship in schools.
This is not just about Oxon Hill, it is about our voices being silenced regarding students in an educational system. We REFUSE to be denied our right to freedom. - #donttakeitdown #ourvoicesmatter
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