Join us for a Community Teach-In facilitated by Facing History student leaders from 16 local high schools
In today’s world youth are galvanizing themselves to be upstanders for social change, but how do people learn what strategies to use when confronted by injustice?
In this community teach-in, Facing History Student Leaders will facilitate group discussions focusing on the Freedom Riders’ choice to use nonviolent direct action as a tool for social change.The Freedom Riders were a diverse group of young people who, in 1961, took brave and deliberate actions to dismantle the structures of discrimination—specifically segregated interstate bus travel—through nonviolence.
Drawing on lessons from history and today, participants will have the opportunity to assess non-violent direct action strategies and discuss what it means to achieve justice.
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