March 9, 2012

Central students work to combat prejudice

Elyas Adam, Razan Suliman and Mohammed Tarhuni -- leaders of Central Collegiate's Youth In Action multicultural stu
Elyas Adam, Razan Suliman and Mohammed Tarhuni -- leaders of Central Collegiate's Youth In Action multicultural student group -- made a presentation as part of a diversity exposition at SIAST's Palliser campus on Friday. Times-Herald photo by Joel van der Veen

Published on March 9, 2012
Moose Jaw Times Herald
By Joel van der Veen

Students at Moose Jaw’s Central Collegiate are working together to combat racism, ageism and other struggles faced by today’s youth.

On Friday, three of them made a presentation on these issues during a diversity exposition held at SIAST’s Palliser campus.

Mohammed Tarhuni, a Grade 12 student, said that despite growing diversity in cities like Moose Jaw, these concerns are still often glossed over and not given the attention they require. He asked his audience to listen carefully and take these matters to heart.

“People don’t pay attention to the issues of racism and discrimination,” he said. “Please learn something.”

Tarhuni was joined by classmates Elyas Adam and Razan Suliman. Besides serving as youth representatives on the city’s Cultural Diversity Committee, the three are co-organizers of Youth in Action, a group at Central Collegiate that aims to address the concerns shared by students.

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