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Justice League

Justice League at Meyzeek Middle School

Justice League participants in from of the “Smoketown is worthy of everything” mural. Photo by Josh Miller

Justice League participants in from of the “Smoketown is worthy of everything” mural. Photo by Josh Miller

The Justice League launched in 2017, as a collaboration between IDEAS xLab and Meyzeek Middle School, with support from teachers Petia Edison and Christopher Rasheed. Justice League is now advised by teacher Carrie Cross.

With leadership from IDEAS xLab artists including Hannah Drake and Chris Radtke, Justice League is an after-school program at Meyzeek that brings together 6-8th grade students with diverse backgrounds to focus on social justice issues.

This year, Justice League is participating in IDEAS xLab’s Our Emotional Wellbeing initiative, along with young people from Louisville Youth Group and Bates Memorial Kingdom Academy.

The group meets every Wednesday at Meyzeek from 2:30-4pm.

#NationalSchoolWalkout Meyzeek Middle School photo: Chris Radtke

#NationalSchoolWalkout Meyzeek Middle School photo: Chris Radtke

At Meyzeek, the #NationalSchoolWalkout was led by the Justice League, who worked for weeks to determine their response and reasons for wanting to participate in the National School Walkout stating:

1. We want to stand in support and solidarity with students at Stoneman Douglas and Marshall County High School.

2. We are standing up for peace and justice.

3. We understand that as students we can be affected by gun violence.

4. We would like Kentucky leadership — Mayor Fischer, Governor Bevin, JCPS Staff and Administration to understand our concerns and make sure that all Kentucky schools are a safe environment for students to thrive.