On Tuesday the HIP class from Miguel Contreras High School and AFSC staff went to the corner of Wilshire and Vermont to protest social justice issues affecting the local community. We passed out information and talked with community members about police brutality, immigration and deportation, and military spending.
The students picked the issues they wanted to address and made posters beforehand. The protest gave them an opportunity to talk to a number of people and make their voices heard. We were really proud of the students and their commitment to their causes, and the students were excited about the impact they were able to make and empowered by sharing their convictions. It was a great success and a lot of fun! Check out more pictures of the event HERE.
Written: 7th December 2011