Racial & Social Justice in Our Schools

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Racial and social injustice is very much present in our society and it is important that our youth are aware of that and we should make it a priority that kids are taught that in schools.

With the help of everyone in our community, we can make sure that young ones are given the resources and access they need to be able to speak freely about the injustice they’ve gone through, to see things other kids have gone through and know what steps to take to prevent it from happening in their community.

The main goals this project hopes to reach all people from different backgrounds to come together, to learn from each other and build of each other's experiences, to create an open and safe space, to not fear diversity but to embrace it and see the beauty in it. We are aiming for kids to take advantage of their voices and to make a difference in the educational system. The first step to accomplishing these goals is to make self-reflection. We must make sure that we are aware of our own actions and we understand how our actions can have such a huge impact on those around us.

What we want to see more of from the youth..

  • Empathy, respect, and acceptance towards each other
  • Holding ourselves accountable for our actions
  • Commitment to multicultural education in schools
  • Understanding and valuing diversity inside and outside the classroom

Action items for Parents, Teachers & School Administrators 

Interested in learning more:

Sign up for our poster competition! https://halcyon.submittable.com/submit/137857/halcyon-arts-lab-youth-fellows-poster-competition 

By the Halcyon Youth Fellows 
Harmoney H.
Deion R.
Jayeon S. 

Please direct all questions to Arts@Halcyonhouse.org (202)516-1036

About our education partner Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.

Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world — or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.