As a result of a Human Rights Day workshop, “Putting a Human Face on ‘collateral damage’, students at Brooklyn’s John Dewey High School have been in email contact with students in schools in Baghdad, Iraq since March, 2004. Strong connections are being made at an incredible pace by individual children and teachers who exchange information about their daily lives, their families, their concerns, and their hopes.
We are becoming become friends. Children in Baghdad
now understand that not all Americans hate Iraqis. Children in America
now see Iraqi students as human beings, suffering in the chaos of war, but
strong of spirit and hope. Here are excerpts from a few emails: