|View of the display upon entering the Learning|
Commons. The bright colours seem to contradict
the gravity of the injustice, but there is also a
level of happiness about being
Students in both my classes last year wrote letters of gratitude to AIDWYC. One of the best parts of this activity was AIDWYC's personalized response. I was pretty excited when AIDWYC wrote me a letter acknowledging my class's work.
Then things got weird.
This year, instead of writing letters of gratitude, my class put together a display to mark Wrongful Conviction Day, which is October 2, 2015. Students still completed research, but instead of writing a letter, they had to make a poster to educate the ODSS community about the exonerees and to raise awareness about the grave injustices that unfortunately occur in the Canadian legal system.
I am grateful that AIDWYC exists to protect the rights of Canadians and to play a role in bringing the outside world into the classroom.