It’s about time: director Ava DuVernay promotes activism

Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ava DuVernay urged students and faculty members to help overcome societal prejudices and recognize their own privilege at the all-school Brown Family Assembly on Monday. As the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film with her most recent movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” DuVernay emphasized the importance […]

National school walk out calls for change

National school walk out calls for change

For the second time this year, students put down their pencils and walked out of their third period classes when the clock struck 10 a.m. to protest gun violence last Friday. They made their way to the middle of the quad, where they sat silently in honor of the 13 victims of the Columbine shooting […]

To see some real results

On March 14, I stood up at 10 a.m. and walked out of my Business of Life class. I made my way to the field, where I stood with fellow members of my community to honor those lost in a similar one. While I stood in silence, realizing that an event like the one that […]

Activism from the heart

I had never seen them so quiet. There was something haunting about the way the children clutched their poster boards and stared straight ahead. They were like the statues of the Founding Fathers we had passed on the way there, solemn and unflinching and strong. They had a purpose. They had emotion. And they would […]

Raise Your Voice

For 17 minutes last week, faculty and administration joined us in solidarity. For 17 minutes, we honored the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. For 17 minutes, we imagined the change that our generation has the potential to enact. Since the shooting in Florida last month, high schoolers have stepped up to challenge […]

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

HW Works hosted the Social Justice Roundtable on Jan. 26 with impact advisor Heather Kun ’92 and leader of the “Student Matters” movement Hillary Moglen ’94 to discuss their experiences in advocacy fields with students. Roundtable attendees had the opportunity to ask Kun and Moglen questions about pursuing activism in their own lives and in […]

School to hold week-long service opportunities

Prefect Council and Community Council will combine Community Service Week and the screening of March Madness March 14-18. A community service fair during break will take place on the quad Monday. Representatives of non-profit organizations will speak with students about upcoming events and ways to get involved. During class meetings, students will take part in […]

Social activist shares experiences

By Saj Sri-Kumar An activist spoke to the Gender Studies class about her career advocating for the Bedouin minority in Israel on Tuesday. Devorah Brous, who is married to Upper School English Department Chair Larry Weber, talked about her work, which helped the Bedouin people of the Israeli region of Negev overcome the obstacles they […]

Students attend Walk Against Genocide

By Abbie Neufeld The Genocide and Awareness Activism Club sent a delegation of nine students and one parent to the Jewish World Watch Walk to End Genocide. The club raised over $300 for the walk. These students joined about 2,200 other walkers from the greater Los Angeles area for the event, which took place at […]

Darfur activist visits weekly Darfur Awareness Club meeting

By: Drew Lash   The Darfur Awareness and Activism Training Club hosted Ari Averbach, an employee of Jewish World Watch, at one of their weekly meetings on Monday, March 3.   The club is an activist group that is part of the Jewish World Watch community. Averbach sat in on the meeting as a “point […]