Welcome to leaders of EHS, a weekly podcast, where we dive into the changes being made by people at EHS who wants to make a difference. Today, we are here with two members from the activism club.
I'm your host, Eliza, and I'm your other host. Everyone can go around and introduce themselves. Um, I'm Julia and such. I'm a junior at MIS and I'm the president of activism club. And hi, my name is Jack Fremont. I'm also a junior at MAs and I am the vice-president of activism club. Let's start out with what is activism club?
So activism club is a group of students who are coming together to make a change in our community, whether that be through our day of action or whether that be through, uh, making people aware of all that, of the voting experiences that many people might not know about. If it weren't for what we do.
We believe that, um, a big part of activism is being educated and being informed on current events that are occurring, that we would like to change and make a difference on maybe because of inequality or maybe it's because climate change is getting worse or.
Somewhere in society, it's getting impacted negatively. So we're trying to get our place to be more on the right side of history, whether that be through an informative discussion, watching a documentary, um, trying to inform other students about current events. For example, the rage on the Capitol. We just had a meeting, we talked about it, we analyzed it.
We really took a look into the full story. Whether it be from Fox news or CNN, um, just to get a full picture and to really inform everyone about a current situation. So yeah, another major thing that we are is we are a nonpartisan group. We don't care whether you're a conservative, we don't care whether you're liberal.
It does not matter. The subjects we try to do are to have no partisan tie at all. Like for instance, when we covered the voting for the elections, We did not say, go vote for Biden or go vote for Trump. We clearly just said, please go out and vote, exercise your rights. We don't want to sway you either.
Right? We want you to just to know that you have these rights and that you can do it. And we gave you all the, uh, all the information so that you can inform yourself. But we're not going to tell you where to go. We're very open non-partisan or we make sure of that.
You mentioned that you guys do a lot of discussion analysis and work on current topics and events. What kinds of issues do you guys usually talk about or get people involved with? So some of the major, uh, recent issues that we've been involved with is the upcoming school board elections, many people, including a lot of the seniors at our high school. I don't know that they can vote in these. You only need to be 18 and the school board members really do have a big impact on how your, your book go.
. We usually, our club usually acts on issues pertaining to students or, um, just issues that we noticed within society that really impact us. And that we care a lot. For example, for black history, we notice that in the school districts, it's not 100% equal.