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The Class of 1971 Prize for Multicultural Equity

Members of the Class of 1971 this week announced the Class of 1971 Prize for Multicultural Equity to recognize and support Kent students who have demonstrated—by their life and conduct—the value of a multicultural community, the dignity of each individual, and the imperative of equity and justice.

"I am so grateful to the Class of 1971 for their commitment to our community and for making this meaningful work a priority," says Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Torrey Hall. "Their vision of what Kent can be is aligned with our mission and illustrates our Kent Competencies of engaged citizenship, servant leadership, and active empathy. This is another important step in Kent's journey to educate whole students and develop servant leaders who contribute to the common good."






The prize is memorialized on campus by Octave of Gyres, an outdoor sculpture by George Sherwood ‘72, that captures the essence of the multiple cultures represented in the Kent School community engaging with one another in mutual respect and dignity, with no one culture prioritized or dominant over the others.  In addition, the names and photos of the recipients will be displayed prominently on campus in a way that students will see them and in an effort to keep multicultural equity in front of the Kent Community. 


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