The Bulletin

CWS Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 2013

Each year, the Chicago Waldorf School celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a school-wide assembly planned by the Festivals Committee and the Inclusion & Diversity Committee.

This year's assembly provides an opportunity to appreciate the work done to further human rights both in our community and throughout the world. It will feature presentations, reflections, and musical offerings performed by students, faculty, and special guests all honoring equality and investigating the history and current impact of the civil rights movement in society today.

Please join us on

Friday, January 18th at 2:00 pm
in the CWS Auditorium

This year, the Inclusion & Diversity Committee has chosen to focus on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of national legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices. As part of the school's mission to celebrate its diverse and inclusive community within the heart of Rogers Park, this assembly will focus on the historical events sparked by the foundational tenet that all voices should be heard. The assembly will highlight the importance of voting rights and examine the privilege that we all share in being able to vote.

Chicago Waldorf School invites students, faculty, and community members to join us in sharing their own voices and stories. A speaker from the Sudanese Community Center will speak on his own experiences with voting rights, and CWS faculty will take to the stage to reflect on the importance of speaking one’s own voice. High school sophomore Anyah Akanni will present readings of her slam poetry, and the High School Chorus and African Drumming class will perform musical offerings.

All are welcome to attend. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly is appropriate for grades 1 through 12.