Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blogging Workshop

Today we worked in the computer lab to learn a little about blogging and use the blog to share what we've done this year.  Our intern, Andie Tucker, did a wonderful job leading a discussion on the use and importance of blogging in today's digital world.   Students blogged about their experiences in the garden and discussed what the garden means to them.

We'll be updating with the students' posts very soon- stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Student Protest

        On Tuesday the HIP class from Miguel Contreras High School and AFSC staff went to the corner of Wilshire and Vermont to protest social justice issues affecting the local community. We passed out information and talked with community members about police brutality, immigration and deportation, and military spending.
         The students picked the issues they wanted to address and made posters beforehand. The protest gave them an opportunity to talk to a number of people and make their voices heard. We were really proud of the students and their commitment to their causes, and the students were excited about the impact they were able to make and empowered by sharing their convictions. It was a great success and a lot of fun! Check out more pictures of the event HERE.
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