Thurgood Marshall students create anti-bullying mural


The BridgeportNews.com
Middle-school students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School completed a mural in the style of artist Keith Haring to illustrate the importance of respect in the school community.

The project was in response to an anti-bullying assembly that took place in the spring at the school, which is a regional, public magnet school that is affiliated with Six to Six Magnet School.

David Weitzman, a social worker at Frenchtown Elementary School in Trumbull, had visited Thurgood Marshall students to discuss his experience working in the New York City Public School System.

To address violence in New York City schools, Weitzman conceived a project to create and paint murals in the hallways of schools that promote peace, understanding, respect and love. After the project was completed, the school system noted a significant decrease in violence on school property. Full story.

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