Kent School recently hosted several events on campus designed to bring awareness to local, national, and global challenges as a part of its Social Justice Week.
This year's week featured a variety of discussion panels, workshops, documentary viewing, and guest speakers.
Guest speakers included Nadine Strossesn, the former president of the ACLU who spoke about free speech, and Arshay Cooper and Aquil Abdullah who spoke about Arshay's memoir "A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team" and Aquil's experience as the first Black male rower to represent the United States in the Olympic Games in 2004.
Members of the community had the opportunity to find a social justice issue they are passionate about, explore ways to address the challenges of that issue, and spark dialogue during student and faculty-led workshops. Topics included:
- Violence in Media and Entertainment
- Wellness and Mental Health at Kent School
- The History and Politics of Gossip
- Wrongful Incarceration & Current Injustices of the Prison System
- The Dawn of Designer Babies: Part II
- Exploring the LGBTQ History Timeline
- Genocide of Ukrainian Nation: Terror-Famine, War Crimes, and Prohibition of Culture
- Girls’ Education
- Pronouns and Identity
- Pretty Privilege: Is It Real?
- Attachment Theory: A Hidden Topic in Childhood Behavioral Psychology
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