Voices for Equality explores the sticky problem of inequality in our communities and our world by collaborating across disciplines. In this collection of argumentative essays, poems, reflections, statistics, opinions, and spoken-word pieces, student authors from Westchester Square Academy deliver writing and passion that mirrors the multifaceted nature of injustice, enlivening readers with insight and empathy.
USING THIS PUBLICATION IN THE CLASSROOM
As we approach World Day of Social Justice, taking place on February 20th, we invite you to use Voices for Equality to discuss civic engagement, and the connection between generating ideas and enacting change.
Students are keenly aware of the inequalities in their neighborhoods, their cities, and the world — encourage them to take action by staging a debate or creating a social media campaign to galvanize their passion for community matters. Challenge students to write about social justice from many vantage points, broadening not only their content knowledge, but their understanding of various genres. Spark discussion by asking your students how they can focus on solutions, even when problems seem overwhelming. What strengths do they already possess to face life's challenges?