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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:22 PM

Protest Sign Made by Third Grader Inspires the Nation When it Mysteriously Travels to Protests

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/protest-sign-made-by-third-grader-inspires-the-nation-when-it-mysteriously-travels-to-protests/

In Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd, the teachers of Lake Country School grappled with how to make sense of the event with their students.

It was COVID time, so when normally they would be together, hug, and look into each others’ eyes, they had to think of a different way.

The school principal, Ben Moudry, took into consideration the natural inclination of children to want to help in a time of trouble and right wrongs.

He encouraged students to join their feelings with the thousands in the streets of the city by making signs and sharing pictures of their signs with the school community.

Mathias Brinda, a third grader, made a huge sign using a quote from Bishop Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

The Brinda family hung it on the fence of the school, and they sent a photo around showing Mathias standing by his sign, smiling and with his poodle. This was May 28th.

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Nevilledog Aug 2020 OP
GeorgeGist Aug 2020 #1
stillcool Aug 2020 #2
niyad Aug 2020 #4
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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:30 PM

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:37 PM

2. him, the dog, and the sign...all amazing.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 03:59 PM

4. Beautiful child, beautiful dog, beautiful sign. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 03:19 PM

3. What an amazing story.

Well done, Mathias Brinda and everyone else involved!

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