College Readiness students at ECMS-Gardena participated in a nationwide activist art competition aimed to promote modern heroes in the fight against climate change. #MyClimateHero is an interactive comic art series and exhibition depicting heroes of the modern climate security and environmental justice movements. The series explores the evolution of climate leadership, current challenges, and opportunities for individuals and communities to take action in 2018 and beyond. Students learned about climate change heroes and created activist art to spread the work.
The climate change activists that ECMS-G students depicted were Angel Hsu, Jane Kleeb, Anthony Karefa Rogers Wright, Patricia Espinosa, and Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Out of 80 finalists, artwork from nine ECMS-Gardena students was selected to be shown in an Amplifier Art exhibit in Seattle, Washington. The artwork will also be used to teach students about climate change in schools across the nation.
Selected ECMS-Gardena student artists are Diana Vasquez, Ivy Ma, Jennifer Ron-Parra, Jessica Soto, Libby Kelley, Mariana Escobedo, Marilyn Zamora, Lelani Montano, Iliana Salcedo. We are so proud! Check out the featured work of our students below!