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Source: WNYC Public Radio
Subject: Education Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Got a Social Problem? Ask These NYC Students How to Fix It

Students from more than a dozen schools and youth organizations gathered Wednesday for the 7th annual Social Justice Exposition at NYU, where they presented projects about global problems and how to address them. The Expo showcased a wide range of topics, including gentrification, food justice, restorative justice, bullying, police accountability, and LGBTQ concerns.

When it comes to law enforcement, Bushwick High School student Joy Miller said she uses poetry to speak out against police brutality. “Think about us as humans,” she said. “It’s not only black lives, it’s everybody’s lives and how important we are as people.”

Six Ameskane, a senior at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, focused on litter. He said authorities should make sure those who leave trash on the streets face consequences. “I think they should enforce the law of fining people more… If law enforcement sees somebody littering, they should be fined.”

The Social Justice Exposition is a collaborative effort between NYC high schools, Make the Road New York, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Chapter at NYU, among others.

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