BRIEFLY : Education: Students Will Explore Race, Sexism Issues
More than 100 Southern California high school students, including some from eight Westside schools, will meet in the San Bernardino Mountains Sunday to discuss race relations, sexism and homophobia.
The weeklong camp, called Brotherhood/Sisterhood USA, is sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Students from about 30 Southern California high schools will address racial stereotypes, gender issues, homophobic attitudes and cultural differences that can cause tension.
“We want to get prejudices out on the table. Students learn how harmful and hurtful their prejudices are,” said National Conference communications consultant Jerry Freedman Habush.
Students from Beverly Hills, Crossroads, Fairfax, Hamilton, Daniel Murphy, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and University high schools will be participating.