This class was the incubator for the creation of this video. We spent a lot of time talking about how friends and peers can make up for each others weaknesses by advocating for each other. The class split into two groups and was assigned to, within each group, do a project that would promote "advocacy". After much brainstorming, my group settled on a video.
We talked to people both inside and outside our class to get them involved. We wrote the voice over, we filmed places in the school. We wanted to keep the video as central to WSR as we could because we wanted people to not just think about significance in general, but think about people's significance within the context of out halls, our classes, our sports, etc.
The video was shown to all of the CORE classes, and from what we heard, some classes got into really good discussion and some didn't. We know that a video alone cannot change and issue as big as exclusion. Unfortunately our society often over-emphasizes the importance of "bringing awareness," and forgets that it takes a movement of people to change negative aspects of culture. We hope that the video got as least a few people thinking and talking, and we, as the Dynamics of Inclusion class, are working to lead the way in seeing everyone's significance on every ordinary day.
Blog Written by Karis Bird, 10th Grade Student