What are you doing for others?

January 23, 2012

Last Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and many schools across the country had a day off. For Gould it is a “day on” to honor  the spirit of Dr. King, and embrace what he stood for.

This year’s theme was “Social Justice Around the World.” Students attended a day-long program including special guests, senior-led workshops, formal lunch in Ordway, two performances by the Gould Academy Singers, and a community reading of the “I Have A Dream” speech.

This year’s keynote speakers were Temba and Vuyelwa Maqubela, who are from South Africa, but now live and work at Phillips Andover. They shared inspiring stories of their experiences living in South Africa during Apartheid, the student uprising in Soweto in 1976, and their eventual reconciliation.

Check out the short video below documenting a small portion the work that went on last Monday at Gould Academy, and ask yourself “life’s most persistent and urgent question” from the title above.

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