Equality For All From The Perspective of Children

On my way back from lunch yesterday, I noticed a wonderful display of children’s artwork through some glass windows. I returned later in the day to learn that it was an exhibit for Law Day. Children around the county from grades K-8 submitted their drawings around a central theme.

The San Diego Bar Association hosts a poster and essay contest every year for Law Day, with a different theme. This year’s theme was:

Realizing the Dream: Equality for All

Law Day explores the deeper layers of equality, such as human rights, discrimination, and human trafficking. As you’ll see below, the children did not shy away from commenting on topics such as sex trafficking and child abuse.

I was struck by the simple yet profound drawings and the deep awareness of injustice they demonstrated. Although they may not yet be old enough to vote, they already have a voice.

The Association kindly allowed me to take pictures of the drawings, and I’ve shared a handful here. This is truly a case of pictures speaking louder than words.

GRADES K-3:

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GRADES 4-5:

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GRADES 6-8:

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