Social Justice Week committee accepts workshops under theme of lifting others


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Students and faculty may submit workshops for Social Justice Week until Feb. 7.

Peter Cox, Reporter

In light of the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests across the nation and world, this year’s Social Justice Week has the potential to be the most important in U-High’s history. Understanding the importance of the event, student planners have chosen a theme of “We Rise By Lifting Others” and are working to ensure a functioning application and approval process for student workshop applications, especially with the new announcement of a partial return to in-person learning.

Social Justice Week will be April 19-23, and submissions for student-led workshops close on Feb.7

The theme was chosen to accurately summarize the current moment for the students at Lab in relation to social justice in the community and more broadly in the country.

“Our initial conversation was talking about telling unknown stories,” said Eliza Doss, committee co-chair. “We also wanted to capture kind of the future and how to move forward.”

With the Jan. 25 announcement of the Laboratory Schools partial return to in-person learning, the committee plans to continue to have the majority of the workshops done online, partially because the workshops will be on a Wednesday, so time at the school may be minimal. This will also provide equal opportunity to attend workshops for students who will not be returning in person.