Bullying through Our Educational System shows how the government puts more money into prisons instead of our schools. Jefferson Students (2009)
This Project originated from a partnership between the Cesar Chavez foundation, The Museum of Tolerance, and Jefferson High school. While being introduced to the non-violence philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Cesar E. Chavez, students were also introduced to the unjust conditions of different parts of the world. They toured exhibits that reflected child labor, spousal abuse, bullying, civil rights, and prejudice. The purpose of this 4 month program is for students to develop a strategy or plan of action to address an issue affecting them or their community. When students decided to address the topic of bullying, i introduced them to the realities of education and gentrification in socially deprived areas, they came up with the idea of a walking mural.
Jefferson Students and Walking Mural @ Cesar Chavez Walk
in Downtown Los Angeles 3/29/09