“At the Table With Dr. King” Performed at Marist School
On January 10, the Marist School community kicked off its observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the “At the Table With Dr. King” assembly.
The school community enjoyed a performance from Marist choral students and an eight-member band of professional musicians who use live music, spoken word, and multimedia to bring to life portions of America’s Civil Rights Movement. This showcase included valuable lessons on equality and respect and challenged students to listen for and respond to the unique call upon their lives to serve for the betterment of their communities.
Marist’s Director of Inclusion & Diversity Ms. LaRita Williams said, “I was greatly moved by our students who contributed as musicians and poets on stage but also by those who contributed from their seats. Across all grades, students sang along, cheered, clapped, marched, and participated in the call and response aspect of the lesson. That engagement is really what made the performance come alive and let the message reach home.”
Marist student Sarah Todd ’20 said the assembly was “so well done and entertaining while still sharing important ideas we all need to think about.”
Selected Marist students in grades 9-12 are also marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by attending the Anti-Defamation League’s “No Place for Hate Summit” at Agnes Scott College, where they are joining other Atlanta high school students in learning skills to combat bias and prejudice.
Students are also invited to earn indirect community service hours by participating in the MLK Day 5K Drum Run at Piedmont Park to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in the spirit of fellowship.
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