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[Brief] SOAR and STAR form a global coalition

Students across cultures share perspectives on local racism
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Selina Son
Photo by Selina Son.

SOAR switched things up for January’s SOARing Discussion with a special guest. The group collaborated with Stand Together Against Racism (STAR), an organization based in Pennsylvania, USA to hold a global discussion on racism in different countries on Jan. 24. 

SOAR came in contact with STAR when Leanne Yoon, vice president of the high school division, reached out to Kemi Ojikutu, student ambassador of the STAR Initiative, and suggested a collaboration. The initiative aims to unite students across multiple schools to volunteer at community events and raise anti-racism awareness through movie discussions and conversations on the topic. 

In the discussion with SOAR, participants raised various points on discrimination in Korea, the USA, and other countries. “One teacher at [DIS] talked about the culture shock of racism in America versus the racism in Korea. That was a very impactful thing for most of us to hear,” said Ojikutu. In addition, students brought up that they lacked knowledge of the universality of microaggressions and the nuances of segregation across countries.  

Overall, the discussion provided a nuanced understanding of racism for students on a global level. In April, the two groups will join forces once more to celebrate the month of diversity in a campaign titled #SOARing_STARs. 

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Annie Cho, Writer
Annie returns for a second year in Jets Flyover as an enthusiastic sophomore. She leads SNHS, Peer Tutoring Club, and Debate Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching TV shows, and playing sports in her free time. This year she hopes to share interesting and engaging stories with the DIS community. 
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DIS veteran Selina Son breaks ground in her first year as a writer on the Jets Flyover staff. With confidence, extroversion, and a dash of charisma, she jumps from classroom to classroom to share her hot takes. From social issues to science conspiracies, Selina knows it all. As the president of SOAR and string orchestra, Selina graces the campus with bubbles of entertainment and joy.
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  • A

    AdienFeb 15, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    I joined the soar meeting but couldn’t take group photo.I think the calibration with another anti-racism group was really cool.

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  • J

    Joseph BeckFeb 15, 2024 at 6:27 pm

    I like that in the soar meeting, they talked about the culture shock of racism in America versus the racism in Korea!

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    Ann OhFeb 15, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    I want to join next time!

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  • S

    SeanFeb 15, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    I think this was a wonderful meeting. This is perfect

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  • P

    PyoFeb 15, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    I think it is good to meet with other people about racism

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  • S

    SolaFeb 15, 2024 at 7:53 am

    GO SOARRRRRRRRR!!! SO PROUD OF YOU ALL

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    • G

      GGFeb 15, 2024 at 6:35 pm

      This meeting made me think again about racial discrimination!

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