Cassandra Giraldo

Photojournalist
     
Students Not Suspects
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: American
Biography:                   Originally from Los Angeles, California, Cassandra Giraldo is an independent photojournalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has spent the last three years freelancing as a newspaper... MORE
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Students Not Suspects
Copyright Cassandra Giraldo 2022
Updated Jun 2016
Location Brooklyn, NY
Topics Adolescence, Children, Civil Rights, Community, Discrimination, Documentary, Editorial, Education, Emotion, Minority, Oppression, Peace, Peacekeeping, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Portraiture, Protests, Racism, School/College, Teens, Youth

Students at Park Slope Collegiate, a small 6-12 public school in Brooklyn, New York, have been working for the last year to bring a new mural to their school walls. This new mural comes with a big message: "Scanner-free schools."

The project features portraits of students as they pass through the infamous metal detector that has been a fixture at the John Jay High School building for more than a decade. Overseen by a small group of city schoolteachers and employees behind IntegrateNYC4Me, a grassroots advocacy group, this self-dubbed task force has been meeting on weekends to paint and plan a public forum coinciding with its unveiling in May. Read the full story here.

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