Each year during the third week of April we send “Notes from the Field” to share glimpses into the work of Juniors on the Junior Class Trip. This year, though we are not as far away as we usually are, we are, indeed, in the field and doing research into the issues the class has taken up.
If we could give a gift to families right now, it would be a seat at the table with our juniors as they listen, learn, and grapple with the issues of mass incarceration, voting rights, women’s health, environmental racism, and the rights of indigenous peoples. There is nothing more heartening than listening to our students wrestle with and imagine beyond these complex issues. They are compassionate, caring, and able to think critically and boldly about our future. Their ability to forge through the brokenness towards possibility is both humbling and inspiring.
See below for a few “notes from the field” that give you a small glimpse into their work this week
Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform with Allison Isbell & Michel de Konkoly Thege
At the Eastern State Penitentiary Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Electoral Reform & Voting Rights with Ann Carroll & Nick Wight
Doing a little light reading in Bryant Park
Native Peoples & Justice with Jonathan Segal & Anna Gonzales
Preparing for their trip to visit Shinnecock Nation
Reproductive Rights & Abortion with Kara Luce & Shafeiq Baksh
Discussing and investigating what Justice really means on Liberty Island
Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform with Manjula Nair & Calvin Walds
Using one of our many tools for debriefing an experience
Climate Change & Environmental Racism with Jess Prohias-Gardiner & Sandra Ramirez
Beach Clean up in Far Rockaway
On the evening of May 6th, the Class of 2022 will share presentations regarding their week-long study via Zoom, and we invite all of you to join and be inspired by their work and their commitment to these issues.