Students' Art Installations Demonstrate Plight of Girls' Education Worldwide

Throughout the 2016-17 school year, Ranney School students in Monmouth County, NJ, have been working on a special cross-disciplinary project to support Global Peace & Justice, which is #16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a follow-on program to the school’s 2015-16 SDG partnership with the UN and Monmouth University, the History and Art Departments collaborated to research, craft, and present to the community a variety of projects that raise awareness of key global challenges.

Projects include photography, artwork, and campus exhibitions that demonstrate peace and justice in nonverbal ways. In the first half of the year, art students worked with the school’s Global Citizens student group to create presentations, photography, and art installations that raise awareness specifically about the global challenges associated with the education of girls.

View videos showcasing Phase I (Brainstorming), Phase II (Photography), and Phase III (Art Installations) of this project on our YouTube.com/ranneyschool channel. The same group will focus on human rights, with special attention paid to current Syrian refugees, in the second half of the year.

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