High School Encounter with Icons of Freedom


High school juniors and seniors recently attended the “Icons of Freedom II: Conscientious Objectors and Human Rights in American Democracy” symposium at Stony Brook University. The Oct. 14 event was hosted by PATCH Project through the New York State Bar Association.

Under the direction of Dr. Sara Anderson, East Islip’s director of humanities, and two social studies teachers, Victor Davis and Daniel Falkman, the students listened to and interacted with the symposium’s keynote speakers, Mary Beth Tinker (litigant in the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District) and Karen Korematsu (daughter of Fred Korematsu, litigant in Korematsu v. United States).