Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Students launch year of activism with weekend demonstration

The Hour (Norwalk, CT) September 12, 2011

"Amid a blur of music and passersby, Pavlina Schriel stood frozen in place.
It was the second night of the Oyster Festival, where visitors browsed a sea of vendors, flaunted glittering face paint and carried deep-fried pizzas through Veterans Park.
Yet Schriel only carried a sign, unmoving for nearly 20 minutes.
'Silence can kill,' it said. 'Raise your voice about bullying in Connecticut.' 
The teenager was among 50 students from the Center for Youth Leadership at Brien McMahon High School who participated in a spur-of-the-moment demonstration Saturday, seeking to raise awareness about issues like bullying, teen dating violence and the link between animal cruelty and child abuse." Read More

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