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Peer Trainers Workshops: “What is Justice?”

United States > Brooklyn > 49 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn 11201 > 2014-02-10 > 10:30

About The Event

Thanks to a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), The Brooklyn International High School has developed a Peer Training Program to create a school-wide culture of peace and respect by empowering students to become leaders of positive change. From February 10th to the 14th, Peer Trainers will conduct a series of workshops in 9-12th grade classrooms around the theme: "What is Justice?" The aim of the workshops is to raise awareness on the different forms that injustice can take and think creatively about what young people can do to create a more just world. Some of the include making and distributing 1 Billion Rising for Justice buttons, creating a "Peace Tree" and thinking critically about the meaning of peace and justice through an analysis of famous quotations.

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The Brooklyn International High School

The Brooklyn International High School is part of the Internationals Network for Public Schools. We are one of fifteen schools in New York City servicing recently arrived immigrant and refugee youth. Our students come from over 30 different countries, including Yemen, Iraq, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, among others. The mission of The Brooklyn International High School is to help English Language Learners (ELLs) to develop their language, intellectual, cultural, and collaborative abilities so that they may become active participants in today’s interdependent world. We strive to help every student reach his or her potential by fostering academic growth, personal growth, and tolerance.

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