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Human Rights Learning: Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.

 

Wilson High School students discuss their human rights learning projects as part of AFSC's D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program.

 

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Testimonies

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (2)

Left to right: AFSC's Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) BAPS program participant Jimetta, DC Peace & Economic Justice Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, BAPS participant Ciara and ACE Program Director Lida Shepherd during the 2013 Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Bryan Vana

Reflections on the 2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit by AFSC interns and participants.

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Report

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (1)

AFSC DC Peace & Economic Justice interns Rita (left) and Morgan speak during a meeting with Jason Spear, Legislative Associate to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) as part of the 2013 Human Rights Summit.

Photo: Bryan Vana

With support from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s donor-funded 2013 Opportunity Grant Fund, AFSC’s Peace & Economic Justice Program in Washington, D.C. organized and hosted its first annual AFSC Youth Human Rights Summit, which took place over five days in June 2013.  The Summit drew ten young people (seven high school students from New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; Logan, West VA; and Washington, D.C., two college students from Earlham College in Greensboro, NC, and one college student from Washington, D.C.

Students address gun violence in D.C.

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.

AFSC's Human Rights Learning Project: a Step in a New Direction for a Human Rights City

By: Joan Gildemeister, D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program Committee

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