Continuing its tradition of holding an expo towards the end of the school year that focuses on important and meaningful topics, Rye Middle School held Justice Day April 25.
Continuing its tradition of holding an expo towards the end of the school year that focuses on important and meaningful topics, Rye Middle School held Justice Day April 25. This day of exploring various aspects of “justice for all” was organized through the collaboration of RMS faculty and students, the Rye Youth Council, and the Parent Organization.
The event began with a school-wide assembly and presentation of the film, “The Paper Clips Project,” which tells the story behind a monument students in Tennessee created in honor of Holocaust victims.
Througout the remainder of the school day, classes were involved in lessons and activities on topics including hunger in Westchester County, prejudices and stereotypes, understanding blindness, food and justice, poverty and education (in Kenya), and unequal resources. A number of diverse guest presenters shared their experiences, providing students with a greater understanding of how certain groups have been marginalized and the challenges that many individuals face.
Justice Day concluded with a Town Meeting and Action Planning facilitated by Joe Fab, the writer, director, and producer of “The Paper Clips Project.”
The event was much more than a one-day expo; students left with a stronger sense of what they care about and how to make a difference in the world.