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.
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