Taking Action

Join the frontlines of the movement. You’ll be amazed to discover the power to change when one becomes involved.

LessonPuerto Rico: Finding Our Best Way to HelpStudents hear the performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "Almost Like Praying," a benefit for the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Students discuss the song, see a video about how others have responded to the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and consider how they might use their own talents and strengths to help.Taking Action
LessonAllies for Justice: A Lesson from Viva La CausaActivites will help students:
● Understand the power of allies in civil and human rights movements.
● Understand the importance of working well across ethnic groups, religious orientations and cultures.
● Draw on a primary source to write a poem about the importance of allies.
Taking Action
Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist AttacksBystander intervention that does not rely on the police.Taking Action
ArticleYoung, black activists emerge amid repeated police controversies in ChicagoTaking Action
ArticleHow the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights MovementHow the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights MovementTaking Action
VideoChicago Students for PeaceChicago Students for PeaceTaking Action