"Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life." – Albert Einstein
The GHS social justice committee is a group of committed, like-minded students and teachers who simply want to make a difference. We believe we all have a shared responsibility to contribute to positive social change both locally and globally. Key initiatives this year include: orange shirt day, Evergreen Basic Needs, day of pink, international day of the girl, trick or eat, We Day, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, fair trade, and much more!!!
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The students and staff of GHS showed their support for TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION on Friday by wearing orange for Orange Shirt Day!
Why wear orange?... Phyllis' Story: "When I got to the Mission [school], they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt! I never saw it again. I didn't understand why they wouldn't give it back to me, it was mine! The color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared."
We stand up against cultural genocide to show that EVERY CHILD MATTERS!
We're celebrating International Day of the Girl by sharing an important message: Girls belong here – In classrooms, leadership roles and anywhere else they choose.
More than that, it's their right to develop to their fullest in a safe and nurturing environment. While this is often not a reality in developing countries, we believe in a world where it is possible for all children.