This Wednesday, Officer Deon Joseph of the LAPD came to the URM teen room to hold a monthly class to help inform teens about issues affecting their lives. Officer Deon is stationed in the Skid Row area, and has made a great connection in the community. He enjoys giving back, helping the people of Skid Row, and educating youth.
This months topic was racial slurs – Officer Joseph gave a lively lesson on the history of some of the more common racial slurs and how, even when said in casual or seemingly innocent ways, they can have a really negative effect. The kids got into the lesson, asking questions and having some debates.
We are so thankful for Officer Joseph’s presence in our community, and for coming down to help make a positive impact on kids!