This week in Justice League, the students continue to be engaged with strategizing a plan to oppose the HB169 bill (Anti-Gang Bill). The group went over the social media toolkit passed out last week to help them proceed with taking action. Students were told that the bill has been passed but Governor, Matt Bevin has 6 days to veto the bill.
As the students talked through next steps, Chris with Black Lives Matter, engaged them in learning more about taking direct action. Students participated in an activity of learning resistance by sitting in and the linking of arms. There was also some discussion about how this bill will affect the black and brown communities and led further into talking about how slavery What is slavery and how things happening today are similar to back in the day. They learned a new term
Chattel slavery, also called traditional slavery, is so named because people are treated as the chattel (personal property) of the owner and are bought and sold as commodities. Typically, under the chattel slave system, slave status was imposed on children of the enslaved at birth. Although it dominated many different societies throughout human history, this form of slavery has been formally abolished and is very rare today. Even when it can be said to survive, it is not upheld by the legal system of any internationally recognized government.
Some of the students also was able to participate in taking the Explicit Bias test. We are seeing it through segregation in our schools, workplaces and throughout the communities we live., They talked about human trafficking and how the woman almost always gets the penalty while the seller and purchaser get off without penalty.
The teacher shared what some of the Fern Creek students will be doing on Saturday, April 28. And if they wanted to participate, they could.