The theme this year is based one of Dr. King's famous quotes, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Younger students are focusing on the significance of the civil rights leader's work and why we celebrate his life. They talked about how to practice fairness, show love, and create environments that are accepting to all. They shared their reflections about those ideas on chalkboards posted by the Lower School carpool lanes.
Older students reflected on Dr. King's accomplishments and the magnitude of contributions. He was not only a crusader for civil rights, but an advocate for social justice as well. He believed that everyone deserved equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. For that reason some of our older students will examine issues around poverty and economic justice.
On Saturday a group of Carolina Day students, faculty, staff, and parents will attend the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Asheville, with some students serving as ushers. On Monday, several more of our community will meet to participate in the Martin Luther King Peace March and Rally downtown.