Students at Walt Whitman HS hold 'Unity Day' to fight hate
Students at Walt Whitman High School are looking to prevent hate incidents.
The school held "Unity Day," a conference to fight hate, on Friday.
The Muslim Student Association hosted the event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Huntington Station.
Other faith leaders volunteered their time to support the students who want to make a change.
"We want to educate the young minds, nurture them at this age, so this way they know why we are, what different cultures are and understand the diversity - there is a lot of inclusion," said Anu Bindra, of the Interfaith Institution of Long Island.
Students from other school districts including Herricks, Westbury and Roslyn joined their South Huntington peers to explore how students can take leadership roles in their communities across Long Island.
"They're curious about other faiths and they ask questions, and they're able to explore their questions together," said Rabbi IIana Schachter, of Temple Sinai of Roslyn.
Students listened to a variety of speakers throughout the day and then broke up into small group sessions to engage in activities and discussion.
They hope the district will continue Unity Day for years to come.