Congratulations RHS IB English 11 Students for winning the BCS 2021 Social Justice Fair
First Place – Ashley Estelle (Topic: Poverty)
Second Place – Esmeralda Bejarano-Barriga (Topic: Gender Equality)
Social justice is the view that everyone deserves to enjoy the same economic, political, and social rights, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or other characteristics. Teaching social justice in the the classroom is crucial for preparing young people to become responsible global citizens in the 21st century (Education World, 2019).
The Social Justice fair allowed students the opportunity to research and offer solutions to resolve a social justice issue that plagues our society. This competition promoted civic engagement by developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation for students to make a difference in their communities and beyond. Students communicated their findings through an oral component and audio/visual representation.