Left to right: AFSC Human Rights Learning student Diana Chicas; Washington, D.C. Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh; student Andy Bloom; D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, after speaking with Councilwoman Cheh about gun control reform.
Photo: Bryan Vana
What motivates young people to take action on their beliefs? Human rights learning, and the DC Human Rights project in particular, might be an important piece of the puzzle.
On March 28, 2013—a National Day to Demand Action on Gun Violence—Andy Bloom and Diana Chicas, 17-year-old students from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., came to City Hall to speak with Councilwoman Mary Cheh about gun violence.
Image is a portion of 100’ community mural – Crown Heights, NYC, 200
So often our nation’s youth reach for their dreams, only to have those dreams ended by gunviolence. The death of Christina Green, a nine-year old girl, casts a long shadow over our nation and underscores a culture of violence.
We stand with everyone holding in the Light the victims who lost their lives, those who remain wounded, and their families who will suffer so greatly as a result of the shooting in Tucson.
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