An Independent Episcopal Day School for Ages 3 Through 12th Grade in Burlington, New Jersey

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Senator Troy Singleton Addressed the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

senator and students

State Senator Troy Singleton visited with our middle and upper school students this morning in a convocation which addressed the lasting legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and how we all have the ability and duty to serve our fellow man and to treat each other the way we would like to be treated. Senator Singleton took questions and spoke with our students about ways to reach out, open genuine dialogues, and to build foundations for new understanding amongst people who may come from distinctly different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and/or opinions. He suggested that everyone needs to take the time to step back from the constant wave of hot-button statements that come in an endless stream to our phones, TVs, and other devices, and that we should instead reflect and speak with others about these often difficult subjects face to face. Today, in a special program during our lunch period, students will break up into pre-assigned groups and engage in discussions centered around a prompt centered around race and racism.