Students attend Prejudice Awareness Summit

Published 10:49 am Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Middle-school students at Fuqua School, Vivian Eason, Marissa Dempsey, Marina Morris, Joshua Milligan, Bradley French, and Julian Price, attended the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Prejudice Awareness Summit at Randolph College in Lynchburg.

The summit was a one-day program designed to bring together approximately 100 Central Virginia seventh- and eighth-grade students to help equip them with the necessary tools to assist in areas of conflict resolution, prejudice and stereotype reduction, multi-cultural communication, leadership, and advocacy.

The students worked in teams to develop achievable and concrete solutions to the tough challenges they may face during their middle-school years.

This group of student leaders will now work alongside Dara Tucker, head of Lower and Middle Schools and Amy Rostan, lower/ middle school guidance counselor to create a campaign bringing awareness about verbal dehumanization, bullying, and deliberate avoidance.