District 15 + Beyond
In the 2015-2016 school year, middle and high school students from District 15 collaborated to investigate the history of segregation, possibility of integration, and the significance of the existence of a scanner (metal detector) in the front of their building.
Through their political education and design workshops, students designed a public mural to show the connection between segregation and the scanners while illustrating their vision for a scanner free, diverse, inclusive public school for their community. At the mural unveiling, students introduced the community to their vision and got folks in action - from a panel on organizing to button making and a walkout, the event built energy and capacity around the movement to remove scanners. #NoScanZone #StudentsNotSuspects