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Civil Rights Museum and Community Day

a dark skinned man with a bald head speaks and gestures at a lectern as two students stand nearby

The Upper School held its day-long Civil Rights Museum and Community Day on Friday, May 19. Head of School Janet Wolfe welcomed the students, faculty, and visiting parents to the event in the gym. Jelani Fenton, the first guest speaker, discussed empowering underrepresented individuals in the insurance industry and mentoring young people to enhance diversity. Next, on the third and fifth floors, students showcased their research projects. After lunch, Ben Holtzman and Sammy Lopez from P3 Productions spoke about their inclusive production, How to Dance in Ohio, and promoting diversity in Broadway casts and production teams. Student moderators led the Q&A sessions after each speaker. Students then had the option to watch videos, including Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, LFG, and IMPACT with Gal Gadot. The event concluded with members of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance sharing the history of LGBTQIA+ rights movement and addressing student questions, including how to be an ally.

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