On April 29th, a I went to Washington DC for the Climate March. I of us had to be at school at 6 o’clock in the morning in order to get to Washington at around noon. When I got to DC it was almost 90 degrees outside. There were almost 200,000 people who showed up at the march and the plan was for all of us to surround the white house. This was my first time doing a demonstration like this and it was a really empowering experience and I hope to do something like this again one day.
When I started the YPI project I did not know that much about the topic that I was doing of criminal justice. While doing research for my presentation I found out so many things that I never new and would have never believed were true. Some of the statistics that we found were really surprising and some I just couldn’t believe. Doing the YPI project has really made me want to do more to help this issue.
The thing that I found most challenging about the project was the presentation. I think this was hard for me because I am not a good public speaker so I don’t feel very comfortable presenting in front of a big group of people. Even though I feel this way it probably would have been cool to present in front of the whole grade.