Gateway’s Government Oppression Symposium


Inspired by Superintendent Lewandowski’s Back to School Kick-Off speech and George Takei’s graphic novel about his experience in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, 287 Gateway Social Studies students took part in an intensive unit studying the cause and effects of government oppression worldwide.

An impressive Government Oppression Symposium took place on January 29, where Gateway students presented research on forms of government oppression they felt passionate about learning about in order to raise awareness around these issues. Students researched topics such as the oppression of Yemeni women, children used as weapons, the apartheid in South Africa, the oppression of the Uyghurs in China, government oppression in North Korea, and many others.