The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 3: Skirts for Sasha Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Everyone at Maybeck wears a skirt to school on Friday, November 8. Everyone, including the teachers, pose for a picture holding a sign that reads “SKIRTS FOR SASHA.” The picture is posted to several “LGBTQ and anti-bullying blogs,” and within one week, 150 people march along the route of the 57 bus holding balloons and signs that say, “ACCEPT EVERYONE” and “WE’RE ALL SASHA.”
Maybeck’s “Skirts or Sasha” and the march along the 57 bus route mirrors Slater’s own call for social justice. Through solidarity and visibility, Sasha’s community attempts to overcome hate and discrimination.
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