George School Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, January 11, 2008
George School will be in session on Monday, January 21, 2008, to hold its nineteenth annual all-day commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Walton Center Auditorium with the off-Broadway play Platanos and Collard Greens. A romantic comedy that addresses stereotypes, prejudices, and myths that exist between African-Americans and Latinos, the production has been performed at over seventy-five colleges and universities across the country.
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., various workshop sessions on campus will encourage participants to discuss and reflect in a variety of ways on Dr. King’s message of multiculturalism, diversity, and peace. The workshops will be led by professors and graduate students from Temple University, members of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, George School students who attended the National Association of Independent Schools’ annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and various George School student organizations.
The day’s events will conclude with an all-school meeting for worship in the afternoon.
In addition, a group of students and faculty will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Philadelphia. They will work at a North Philadelphia food bank that provides food to various shelters in the city.