Community to Participate in MLK Day Celebrations

Volunteers at the Young Chances Foundation helped with outdoor cleanup in Philadelphia during last year’s MLK Day project.

The George School community will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Each year, the MLK Day Committee plans either a day of off-campus community service or special programming on campus. This year, most students and advisors will remain on campus for a special assembly in Walton auditorium.

The assembly will feature Dr. Amanda Kemp, author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community.  Amanda earned her doctorate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and completed studies in African and Afro-American Studies at Stanford University.  A Visiting Scholar at Franklin & Marshall College, Amanda is the founder of Theatre for Transformation and a nationally touring spoken word and performing artist.

Before and after the assembly students will meet with their collection groups to lead discussions based on Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech and how it relates to today’s culture.