BC CELEBRATES MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
At this week's Upper & Middle School Martin Luther King Jr. assemblies, Dr. Waller and educator Jason Craig Harris reflected on the true legacy of Dr. King. Their message focused on empathy, accountability, and standing up for justice. They spoke of the struggle of the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s, and how that struggle continues today.
Dr. Waller asked students to stand up for their friends, and defined empathy as being able to feel another person's emotions. Celebrating Dr. King's commitment to nonviolent direct action, she observed 'It's not just that we stand up for justice, but how we stand up.'
In working to build a beloved community, Mr. Harris encouraged students, faculty and staff to be themselves and celebrate their differences, reminding them that empathy is a muscle that we have to build - and it takes time. (Note: Our Lower School's MLK assembly will be next week.)