The Lafayette Social Justice Club will bring together up to 20 Lafayette students to explore the issue of food insecurity and hunger in our community. The main goal of this club is to promote inclusion, community building in our school, and social justice awareness and empowerment in our students.
Students will learn about the causes and effects of unequal access to healthy food, which community members are most at risk of being food insecure, and how government and nonprofits organizations are attempting to address the problem. The one-hour meetings will include interactive activities, read alouds, guided research, video clips and (optional) Tuesday (at Lafayette school) or Thursday (at RDNC on 30th Avenue between Balboa & Anza) service shifts with the RDNC food pantry. As the students progress through the class, special attention will be paid to cultivating empathy for community members living with chronic hunger, and social responsibility for contributing to a more fair and just community. The club will culminate with the students engaging in a local advocacy project! WHEN: Fridays 2:00-3:00pm at Lafayette (Room B, near Cafeteria), January 22 - March 16 (Except 2/16, 3/9 & 3/30 holidays -- no school)COST: FREE (suggested donation of $30.00 for supplies is optional but not required)For additional questions, email Star Moore: email@example.com