In February, a select group of 8th grade leaders attended the “Bystander to Upstander” Youth Leadership Summit at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati. The aim of this annual summit is to empower youth to stand up in the face of injustice – to become “upstanders” – those who work for positive change in their communities.
These 8th graders had the pleasure of meeting and being inspired by Dr. Bettina Love, award- winning author and professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love is a Nasir Jones Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Center at Harvard University, where she will be developing a multimedia hip-hop civics curriculum for middle to high school students. She is also the founder of “Real Talk: Hip Hop Education for Social Justice”, an after school initiative aimed at teaching elementary students social justice through project-based learning.
Learn more about Dr. Love at http://www.bettinalove.com/
Learn more about the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at http://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/
Students with Dr. Bettina Love