June 19, 2020 3:09 pm /
At Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) we believe it is important for every voice to be heard. The recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis cannot be justified and now is a critical time to raise our voices and do something to make a difference to really change the world.
Teachers inherently want to inspire students to make the world a better place. MACCS has a history of creating spaces for students to share their stories with respect and intent. Students have sought to address climate change, to march for gun control, to challenge gender stereotypes, to tackle mental health issues, to reach out to the homeless, and to fight for civil rights, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. Even teachers and staff are currently learning about equity and the pervasiveness of privilege and power.
Since 2008, MACCS has kept the flame burning as students raise their voices to improve our communities. In essence, that is what MACCS is all about: To empower students to understand the role of the media and how they affect our lives, and to use that platform for the common good.
We encourage our community members to talk with students about current events, to inspire them to rise up and to be the change that is needed at this important time. MACCS teachers and staff will also continue to engage students in conversations of empathy and acceptance, and to work for peace and justice!
Jonathan Dooley, Principal
Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, Albuquerque