STUDENTS MARCH FOR JUSTICE
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May 26, 2022, by Maya McFadden- "One hundred and fifty New Haven middle and high school students put their pencils down and posters up Thursday to give the city a lesson on solidarity, passion, and leading through action. The 150 students from Elm City Montessori School, Beecher School, Common Ground, and Edgewood School participated in an annual “Children’s March” to Edgewood Park. Each student advocated for a cause they were personally passionate about. Calls for justice ranged from animal rights, access to abortion, and climate change, to gun violence, immigration, and poverty. Groups of dozens of students arrived at Edgewood Park each from different directions to join at the gazebo for music and speeches. Montessori Magnet Resource Teacher David Weinreb and Anti-bias/anti-racism director Amelia Allen Sherwood spearheaded organizing the event for the second year in a row to highlight student voice and power. “We are powerful in numbers and we wanted to make sure that we move in a space of community,” Sherwood said. “It was important to invite others into the work so our learners understand the significance coalition building...” Click HERE to comment and read full article.
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