Students Share in Race, Justice and Equity Program

In his ongoing work with the Close Up Foundation, Upper School History Department Chair and teacher Andy Bigelow has urged his students to get involved in a national student conference on civics, political science or social justice.

That’s how Parker sophomores Hannah Bilgin and Genia Jefferson heard about Close Up’s Race, Justice, and Equity: High School Empower Youth Voices Program. During the past semester, these two students have joined peers from around the country to consider the changes they would like to see in our society.

In six sessions, Bilgin and Jefferson deliberated about the barriers to equity in our systems of education, health and justice; heard from policy and advocacy experts about the work necessary to make change real; and considered methods of activating members of their communities to take action.

On Thursday, February 10, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. (EST) on Zoom, Bilgin and Jefferson will share their vision statements and reflect upon the skills to make change as part of their final session. All are welcome to join them for this experience via the Zoom link here.

Please consider joining this experience to share and celebrate the work of these students.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.