In the midst of challenging times, students are standing up against hate and intolerance within and outside their school communities. At Denver School of the Arts, a group of students with the No Place For Hate organization are learning how to better educate their peers about hate crimes and injustice. Another group, the Young African-American and Latinx Leaders (YAALL), connects high school student leaders to educators to encourage conversations about important topics, including bias and racism in the classroom.
In the past week, we have seen a series of violent acts across our country that is prompting us to reflect on our commitment to providing equitable and inclusive environments where all our students and adults feel safe and socially and emotionally supported. We stand with communities across the country in decrying the hate crimes in Pittsburgh and Louisville and the attempted bombings targeting prominent public figures.
Take a moment to watch this powerful video of students sharing thoughts on recent events and ideas on changing our culture.