|Weldon, Jessica||(630) 617-2473||Social Studies Department Coordinator and AP Economics Teacher email@example.com|
|Ovando, Charles||(630) 617-2478||Research & Social Sciences Division Chair firstname.lastname@example.org|
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As part of the World Studies unit on Poverty and Resource Scarcity Around the World, a total of 606 students participated in a project to assist the Northern Illinois Food Bank. York students labeled some 57,500 pounds of food - providing 47,917 meals for hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois
York Celebrates Constitution Week
The past four years, York Social Studies has celebrated Constitution Week by partnering with the Citizen Advocacy Center and other local high schools in bringing in speakers who can share personal experiences related to exercising First Amendment freedoms. This year’s focus is the right to peaceably assemble. On Monday 9/16, we are excited to offer a two-part program for students, one the story of an individual protestor and the other from the perspective of those impacted by peaceful protests, including individuals entrusted to regulate them.
We welcome Kelly Hayes, a First Amendment advocate and youth community organizer who participated in the planning of the Chicago NATO protest in the spring of 2012, the Chicago Occupy protests, and the opposition to the City of Chicago's ordinance curtailing First Amendment rights, dubbed by the press as the "Sit Down and Shut Up Ordinance." We are also pleased to host a panel composed of community members whose careers and life experiences give them unique insight into the various challenges posed by peaceful assembly. It is our hope that students will develop a greater appreciation for their rights as citizens and a deeper understanding for how our constitutional democracy is tested in managing competing interests while preserving individual rights.
Please direct questions about this event to our Social Studies Department Coordinator, Jessica Weldon. Her contact information is located at the top of this page.
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