Justice League Update

Greg Lim, Staff Writer

What is Justice League? Who are the masked heroes who patrol our halls, fighting crime and oppression? When asked what Justice League was, Jane Fraley ’15 responded with, “They talk about GSA stuff and race and what’s going on in society.” Anthony Hu ’15 went on to say, “I don’t know what it is.” The unfamiliarity with one of Blake’s strongest groups was startling.

First-year member Natalie Norberg ’15 revealed that Justice League covers a wide spectrum of topics of social justice. Natalie explained that Justice League is responsible for organizing tutorials for all sports captains and SIACs about bullying and team hazing. These programs, which occur over the summer, are a necessity because of the potential discord between teammates or upper and lower classmen.

Furthermore, Justice League opens up discussions about highly disputed topics such as the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, which was voted down last month. Justice League provides Blake students with an opportunity for open discussion of current events and social justice topics.

Another current project is Take Back the Night for the 2012-2013 school year. Beginning in 1975, Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event that takes a stand against sexual abuse and violence. Blake and Justice League are proud to continue to support and contribute to the event.

Currently, Justice League has launched into the different perspectives around bullying. This means going in depth into specific cases and establishing motives and reactions to the actions. Through programs such as “Just Talk” at Blake, Justice League is able to provide an open discussion to any topic a student may see fit.

If you’re interested, feel free to stop by at a Justice League meeting during Tuesday lunch.