Students Create Courthouse Construction Mural

Students Create Courthouse Construction Mural


[music fades in] (Naimah Roebuck-Sakho, Student): A lot of
consideration and a lot of thought is put into somebody being guilty and not being guilty. I knew that it was important to draw a fair
person, because not everyone you see is fair. So, It was just like from the top of my head a picture of
somebody that I think would be fair. (Savannah Mullen’s voice): Self-confidence. (Off-Screen Interviewer): And what do you
mean by that? (Savannah Mullen, Student) Just…have confidence
that you’re going to choose the right one like whether they are guilty or not guilty
and just believe that you can make the decision without being bias. (Judge Nan Waller): One of the things that
I think you need to think about, in putting banners together is, this idea that the court
should be accessible. Everybody should have the ability to have
an understanding. (Ralph Pugay, Lead Artist): We ended up drawing
86 of these figures, right, so we only had about two class sessions to work on it so
we ended up dividing time so that each student could draw about 7 figures. (Mrs. Kiera Asay, Middle School Teacher):
Justice, as a term, is something that we have defined throughout the school year as everybody
having what they need. And, I think justice, I think these students
— the leadership students — are justice seekers and have been for a long time. And, so, to get an opportunity to create art
that is couched in justice, I think is really meaningful to them. [music fades out]

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