Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Seth, Leyla, Hannah

Title: Together as One

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, poster paper, permanent marker

About: Equality for all is accessible. There are a lot of things that separate us, the people. Race plays a big factor in inequality. For centuries we were taught that the blacks the whites, the Mexicans, the Asians, etc.

We’re very different. Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks fought for equality for blacks and they were granted the same rights as whites. But racism still exists. Rosa Parks once said, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully we shall overcome. It may seem impossible now but if every single person put forth effort, equality can be accessible.

It can seem impossible because many just don’t know where to start they can help. First we can start by giving up the racist jokes. We can take the time to learn that everyone is human, even if their skin is different from yours. Everyone feels, sees, and experiences life. But unfortunately many people don’t have that great of an experience because of the color of their skin. If we learned to tolerate each other, equality would be even more accessible.

If we stop training our children to notice the difference, we can help our future generations by giving them a world that is accepting to every race. All these little things can make a big difference and one day make a world of race equality inevitable.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Shelby, Blake, Colby, Brittney, Dakota

Title: Open to Equality

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, canvas, chalk pastels and clear acrylic spray paint.

About: Acceptance and tolerance is the basis of equality and respect. The opinions of others can limit the lives of those they deem inferior including race, gender, or physical/mental disabilities. Acceptance isn’t limited to others thinking about the individual, but the individual accepting themselves as well. Actions and thoughts of society toward struggling individuals need to change before we can advance to the next step. Acceptance can change the world for the better by improving the lives of individuals left behind
with fewer opportunities than others.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Jaysa, Trey, Kamrye, Alyssa

Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Title: Equality

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, canvas, poster paper

About: Freedom and equality are things imagined in a perfect world. Really though, in reality freedom and equality are overlooked. There are so many ways people are judge from. Whether it’s race, religion, gender, or even as little as eye color inequality is a problem. We decided to focus more on the topic of sexuality preferences. Sexual preferences are different in every human eye. Whether gay, straight, lesbian, or transgendered, people believe different about each. In our project we have decided to include most types of these preferences. In the real world, people are starting to come true to themselves about these things. Many are opening their preferences to the world and are proud about it. We used this project to show how sexual preferences doesn’t matter much anymore in this world. If people are happy, then they should be able to do what they feel most comfortable with.