Justice League Meet with City Council

3/18/2018 4:13pm

Every spring City Council holds a Student Roundatable to hear from students in the Phialdelphia School District before setting budget priorities. This opportunity allows students to advocate for their needs for the next academic year. This year, The Attic's Justice League joined other Philly student groups including the Philadelphia Student Union, Youth United for Change, Asian Americans United, and VietLead to meet with Council members Helen Gym, Bobby Henon, Mark Squila, and Kenyatta Johnson.Three main issues emerged this year: 1. A need for mental health services, 2. A need for teachers and school employees to obtain conflict resolution training so schools can rely less on the police, 3. A need for more ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teachers and bilingual counseling assistants. 

The Justice League is The Attic's social justice internship for LGBTQ youth in high school. Interns are introduced to social justice frameworks while learning about the histories of opression, intersectionality, and how to become youth advocates.