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Leading Communities Towards Justice

This student-led class brings students from Catlin Gabel School and De La Salle North Catholic High School together to create projects that engage their communities in the most pressing justice-related issues. Each project will be displayed here, in hopes of  showcasing the work of each student. 

 

This is their home. 

 

OPINIONS AND EDITORIALS

Take a look at the newest articles, reflections and opinion-based pieces, by students in the class and other contributing youth. 


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CULTURE: MEDIA REPRESENTATION

For the latest reflections on the community, the world around us, the spaces we inhabit and how they shape our identity, take a glimpse into a diverse spectrum of autobiographical pieces. 


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POLITICS:  CONVERSATIONS POST-ELECTION

Catch up on contentious, holistic and authentic perspectives of the current American political arena, from youth looking to process the impacts of our most recent election. 


NEWS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Search our rolling portfolio of comprehensive points-of-view of the latest news, focused on deconstucting a  wide range of social issues through video. 


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THE ENVIRONMENT: CLIMATE CHANGE 

Stay informed, aware and educated on how to get involved, in regards to climate conservation and environmental justice. 


CLIMATE CHANGE EVENT @ the CENTER

"The Climate Change event was amazing. I thought it was a well planned event and I felt that I still have lots to learn about my environment. The two speakers, Cassidy Jones from Our Climate and the other was Shilpa Joshi from Renew Oregon, really taught me the knowledge of Climate Change and how it’s a problem globally. Before the event, I knew what Climate Change was but I never understood the effects of it. Attending to the Climate Change event at the CENTER and hearing the two guest speakers was something I don’t regret missing. The way the speakers discussed and presented the information was phenomenal. I gained a lot of knowledge and was able to look at the issue in a new perspective. Writing the letters at the end was cool because I felt apart of the action against the climate issues. The speakers really emphasized about how Climate Change really affects people on a racial perspective. Many poor African Americans are usually displaced and move near the freeway, which creates health issues with the pollution from cars." 

- Berhan A, 16