The Aequitas Week
From Latin, aequitas means justice, fairness, equality.
A week long project designed to engage the high school community in critical thinking about social justice topics through workshops, discussions, poetry, and an open mic reading.
Monday 18 January - MLK Day
A modified schedule will provide time for a high school assembly followed by 45 minute workshops.
Keynote Speaker: Clemantine Wamariya
Storyteller and Human Rights Advocate. Born in Kigali Rwanda, at the age of six, Clemantine escaped the Rwandan Genocide, living in refugee camps and separated from family across seven different counties. This experience emboldened her to fight injustice and champion the cause of those without opportunity or protection of law.
Each student will participate in one 45 minute workshop. A range of topic choices shall be offered including race, diversity, activism, and feminism. Students will be able to select their workshop preferences.
8:05-9:10 High School Block 1 (Period 7)
9:15-9:45 Aequitas Keynote Assembly
10:40-11:45 High School Block 2 (Period 1)
11:45-11:55 Short Break
11:55-1:00 High School Block 3 (Period 3)
2:00-3:05 High School Block 4 (Period 5)
Open Mic Night
Thursday 21 January, 7 – 9 pm
Hosted in the new ASL Community Arts Building Gallery, Open Mic Night will showcase workshop and independent student materials. The ASL community is invited to attend and participate!
The Aequitas Project was created by the the ASL High School Social Justice Council in partnership with the ASL Faculty and Administration.
Questions & Thoughts:
We welcome your questions, please contact the Social Justice Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.