On Thursday, November 15, the entire ninth grade experienced Los Angeles during the first installment of their Intersections of Identity Field Trip as part of their service learning requirement.
Students had the opportunity to explore the changing identity of the city across multiple locations, visiting different city organizations and museums with platforms of social changes including the Watts Towers Arts Center, Grand Central Market, Little Tokyo, and The Autry Museum-La Raza exhibit.
Intersections of Identity provides an opportunity for students to learn about themselves and the world around them in the context of identity, lived experience, and connection. This field trip extended the exploration into the larger Los Angeles community, so students could engage with, contextualize, and analyze some of our city’s most pressing issues.
In an effort to continue building upon Dr. King’s legacy of service to the community, the Office of DEI partnered with The Valley of Change to develop a daily calendar filled with action opportunities.