WSHS FORTITUDE Club working for equality

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

FORTITUDE is one of many student clubs at Winona Senior High School. But Fortitude is not a typical after school gathering of students. These young adults are trying to make a difference by working to educate their classmates and community about social justice.

FORTITUDE adviser Lora Hill says there are a lot of other things these young people could be doing with their free time rather than spending it in a classroom after school taking about social issues.

The members of FORTITUDE say they meet and discuss myriad of social issues which are prevalent in today’s society. Some of them talked about what FORTITUDE means to them and why they got involved. Most cited it was a place where they could go and not feel judged, but loved. Others wanted to be a part of a group that was working to make a difference.

The City of Winona Human Rights Commission hears cases of discrimination in Winona. Commissioner John Burdick said the commission is working with the students that through education, founded complaints are becoming fewer.

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