Sudbury Catholic District School Board

Grades 5-6 Students Learn how to Make a Social Justice Poster!

In our second Social Justice Club session, Taylor (Cambrian College Social Justice Student) led the students through an activity whereby students brainstormed various social justice issues. 

Art and culture have always played an important role in every successful movement for social change. Art can educate and inspire one’s imagination beyond the realm of what politics can do.

Students then watched Artist Activist, Favianna Rodriguez, share tips on how to create a social justice poster. 

Her suggestions:

  1. Keep it Simple. People will look at your artwork for less than 5 seconds so using 6 words or less is most effective.
  2. Use symbols from our culture and nature that people will recognize. 
  3. Create posters using collage.

Watch Favianna Rodriguez’s video here: How to Make a Social Justice Poster

Download Favianna Rodriguez’s pdfs to print out templates here: Layout Colouring Pages

Students Learn how to Make a Social Justice Poster!

Check out St. Paul’s Grade 6 student Cadence Young’s social justice poster.

My poster is about peace on earth because I see a lot of people are not in a peace mood most of the time.”

Sudbury Catholic Students Participate In Stand Up For Social Justice Program!

Three Social Justice students from Cambrian College created and coordinated a FREE program called Stand Up for Social Justice. This program brings their passion and knowledge on the subject of social justice to our students by creating awareness and discussions in the hopes of inspiring change.

The Stand Up for Social Justice program provides students with the tools to start their own social change conversation by engaging in interactive and educational activities and discussions. In the three workshops, students will be presented with social justice concepts and answer questions about the possibilities of potential career paths through college education. 

The Stand Up for Social Justice program is currently being delivered as an after school virtual club for grades 5 & 6 students. Our first session was held on Monday April 11th and the topic was “Food Insecurity”. Using a variety of activities, students developed a basic understanding of how food affects our day-to-day lives (i.e. our physical, emotional and mental health as well as our development).  In addition, students learned why nutritious meals are important and the benefits of homemade vs store-bought/take-out.  Finally, our students had the opportunity to use their math and problem solving skills while working with a budget.  

We would like to thank Cambrian College for their continued partnership and look forward to the next sessions!

Pictured is Cambrian College student Taylor presenting the first workshop.

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