Instead of taking the day off, students at Community Day School took on the essential themes of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the third straight year in a day of learning and reflection. The guiding theme for this year’s experience was “Borders.”
CDS librarian Whitney Philipps led the team of educators in planning the program.
Students were invited to write a new story — one in which, like King, to dream of overcoming divisive borders that divide people and can help create a new reality.
The day kicked off with a morning prayer service, including a keynote address by Pittsburgh theater director Adil Mansoor, who is a founding member of Hatch Arts Collective, a performing arts group committed to including queer and trans people of color.