FGRJ and Peace 2023

The Friends Gathering for Racial Justice is a time we come together as a school community and a time devoted to our racial justice work. Family members watched a musical performance and learned about students’ projects exhibited throughout the building and school grounds. A Quaker testimony is centered with the event and rotates each year. This year’s Quaker testimony was peace.

The Performance

Families gathered to watch the 30 minute performance that opened the evening.

Student Projects – The Festival

Grade 3/4 Students

Grade 1/2 Students

Middle School Students

Middle School Students

Middle School Students

Middle School Students

What is Peace: A Friends School of Minnesota Documentary
Students created a video about what peace means to the people in our community. We interviewed parents, teachers, staff, students, and other community members. They edited the video and showed it at the FGRJ Celebration!

Middle School Students

The Philando Castile Peace Garden Informational Table

The Philando Castile Peace Garden Informational Table presented information about Philando and the organizations made in his honor. We researched his life, his murder, the Peace Garden, and Central Honors Philando by reading a variety of sources, interviewing a member of the Garden’s board and a friend of Philando’s, and finally visiting the garden itself. We compiled this information into two posters to present to our community during the Friends Gathering.

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