LOWER SCHOOL CELEBRATES DR. KING'S LEGACY
The Lower School gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Waller introduced Dr. King's plan for a 'beloved community' where every person is valued and loved, and shared the book 'The Me I Choose to Be' by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley. Students discussed some of the names and stories of civil rights activists who are less well known than Dr. King, including Claudette Colvin, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party.
Later this year, students will dedicate a week of action to diversity and restorative justice: celebrating black women and loving engagement and affirming queer and transgender identity, noted Lower School Director Kimberly Beck. Thanks to the legacy of Dr. King, students are building empathy and a better world.