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Monine Rodriguez-Sutherland, Child and Family Studies Honors Student
Monine Rodriguez-Sutherland, Child and Family Studies Honors Student

Child and Family Studies student Monine Rodriguez-Sutherland (’12) specialized in Human Development. For her honors option, she created a project that highlights children’s voices. The project is called “Listening” and it is about becoming aware of hierarchies that affect children and diffusing unhealthy power dynamics between adults and children. She recorded children between the ages of 6 – 17 years talking about a time in their life when they felt they were not listened to by an adult. So far, she has learned that children have a lot to say and are more than able to articulate what it feels like to be disenfranchised. Listening is one of the first ways we can give each other the time and space we need to feel we have control over our lives, no matter what age you are.