The English and Middle School Student Teachers Cohort at University of British Columbia Okanagan support the 43 missing student teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Today, we wrote a poem of support...on the boxes in the Learning Garden.
Mexican students in the rural education college disappeared on 26 September after being attacked by police in the city of Iguala, a city about 130km south-west of Mexico City. Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, enraged by the attacks and the lack of information, have marched in protest across the country. Families of the missing students confronted Mexico's president. We are inspired by shows of support in Mexico and in other student communities, including: University of Texas, MIT, Harvard, and demonstrations in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, and Vienna.
Today, our lesson exemplifies the need for literacy, critical literacy, media-literacy, and ecological literacy in education. We look at the need for North Americans to read the news with a critical eye.