Anytown Alabama camp aims to educate students on social justice topics

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370385850&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4083828&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370385850 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — -A unique summer camp taking place at Camp Hargis in Shelby County is helping eliminate racism and empowering women.

The camp is a collaborative effort between the YWCA and the National Conference for Community and Justice.

The camp is called Anytown Alabama.

It hosts students from 35 schools from across the state, representing many backgrounds and ethnicities.

The students are there to boldly discuss hard-hitting social justice topics like racism and classism.

The goal is to teach lessons that will impact these young women for life.

The students are there for one full week, and they will return to their communities on Saturday to begin that change.

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