Social Justice from the Tandem Friends School

Arif Michael Vega, Staff Writer

The Forum, December 2015

The downtown freedom wall was well-utilized on Sunday, Nov. 15. Students of the Tandem Friends Council and the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice prepared a memorial, consisting of 262 blank notebooks, to bring awareness to school violence. Each notebook was labelled with the name of a student killed since the Columbine High School incident of 1999. The notebooks were to be donated to students in Costa Rica when the exhibit was finished.

Two stewards awaited curious on-lookers to answer questions about the event. Several hand painted signs portrayed the frustration felt by the students involved, and the freedom wall hosted the thoughts of other participants.

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