Los Angeles County Students Tackle Social Justice and Equity Through Animation Film

Wed May 15 08:44:00 PDT 2024

Students collaborated with renowned Los Angeles cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to complete the project.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is proud to announce the premiere of a powerful student-led animated film focusing on social justice and equity in Los Angeles County schools.

This project is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between the 2023-2024 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council, comprised of nearly 40 students from districts across LA County, and renowned Los Angeles cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz.

The film tackles the critical issue of social justice and equity in schools, a topic that directly impacts students' learning experiences. 

“Empowering student voices is not just a mission statement, it's a critical step towards building a future where every student feels heard, valued, and prepared to make a difference,” said Dr. Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. “By encouraging open dialogue about social justice and equity, we can work together to create a more just and inclusive learning environment for all Los Angeles County students.”

The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council embodies the power of student voice. From selecting the theme to crafting the storyboard, overseeing editing, recording voiceovers and even starring in the animation, students took charge of every aspect of this project.

We invite the community to join us in celebrating this impactful student-driven film. Watch the video and share it with your network to spark important conversations about social justice and equity in education: