The Lexington Human Rights Committee presents
“The Purpose of Education – Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with Racially Inclusive Curriculum”
This year, we revisit Dr. King’s seminal work “The Purpose of Education” through a 21st century lens. Please join the 2022 Annual MLK Day Community Conversation on Race: “The Purpose of Education – Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with Racially Inclusive Curricula”. This year, we revisit Dr. King’s seminal work The Purpose of Education (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/purpose-education) through a 21st century lens. We will discuss racial injustices that persist in school curricula which contribute to the disparities seen in today’s education system. As a community, we hope to create tangible and actionable anti-racist steps towards a more complete and humane education system to honor of Dr. King’s vision.
MLK Day Program
- 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Online Commemoration Program and Musical Performances Opening Ceremony – Brief and uplifting performances by Nationally acclaimed poet, songwriter, author, educator and Lexington resident Regie Gibson performing his work, Lexington Middle School essayists on MLK and the Special Needs Arts Program (SNAP) Sing Along Chorus.
- 10 a.m. – 12.p.m Online Annual Community Conversation on Race: “The Purpose of Education – Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with (Racially) Inclusive Curriculum”
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Online Service Activity for the Community. Join a virtual (online) interactive conversation that includes a short presentation by Mr. Ryan Hendrikson, Assistant Director of Manuscripts, who will introduce the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through materials from the Boston University archives. Teens joining the activity will earn Community Service credit. All welcome!
- 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Unity Walk: In-person Unity Walk from the Minuteman Statue at the Lexington Battle Green to Cary Memorial Hall.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Online Dismantling Racism. Many of us want to be antiracist. Oftentimes, antiracism is conceived in ways that are unintentionally excluding many. We need to ask ourselves when we work toward racial justice, who all are we including? Join us!
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