We want to know how you have been and can continue to be an agent of positive change. Honestly and thoughtfully respond to the prompt below. Share what you’ve learned through your life experiences and tell how you’ll apply that knowledge in helping to create a brighter future.
Grades 6-10 ESSAYS DUE MAR. 19, 2021, 11:59pm
Grades 11 & 12 ESSAYS DUE MAR. 26, 2021, 11:59pm
This year we honor the memory and spirit of legendary civil rights leader and human rights advocate John Lewis who famously said in his autobiography Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, "I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful."
We want to know what you believe. Tell us how you have been and can continue to be an agent of positive change. Honestly and thoughtfully respond to the questions below. Share what you've learned through your life experiences and tell how you'll apply that knowledge in helping to create a brighter future.
In 500 words or less, think about your own life. Have you witnessed or experienced acts of injustice, racism, bigotry, or discrimination? How were you impacted by what you experienced, saw, or heard? What did you do, or what will you do, in response to these circumstances in order to create justice and positive change in your community?
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Essays are limited to 500 words; your essay will not be accepted if it is over the word limit.
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