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How to be human: Youth leading youth in D.C.

“Starting this human rights program has shown us how to be better human beings for ourselves and the world around us” claims Mika, a M.O.M.I.E.S. youth ambassador and 8th grader at Howard University Middle School in Washington, D.C.

Throughout the year, M.O.M.I.E.S. (Mentoring of Minorities in the Education System) ambassadors in D.C. have learned about their human rights and started advocating for social change.

Human Rights Learning: Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.


Wilson High School students discuss their human rights learning projects as part of AFSC's D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program.


Students address gun violence in D.C.

What motivates young people to take action on their beliefs? Human rights learning, and the DC Human Rights project in particular, might be an important piece of the puzzle.

On March 28, 2013—a National Day to Demand Action on Gun Violence—Andy Bloom and Diana Chicas, 17-year-old students from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., came to City Hall to speak with Councilwoman Mary Cheh about gun violence.

AFSC's Human Rights Learning Project: a Step in a New Direction for a Human Rights City

By: Joan Gildemeister, D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program Committee

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