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  • Celebrating as a Community

    January 17, 2022

    Steward is providing options to spend this national holiday learning about the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating his legacy. All members of the Steward community are invited to participate in our new tradition of providing programming for families. 

About the MLK Day Program

Members of the Steward community are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a variety of ways. 


Dear Spartans,

Steward’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and Center for Engagement invite you to join us for our MLK Day of Reflection and Service. We offer several options for individual and family participation on Monday, January 17, all of which encourage Spartans to READ, WATCH, and DO pertaining to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement!

PORTRAIT PAINTING:
Note: Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed.
  • From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., guest artist Sone-Seere Burrell will join us for painting and community in Steward’s art studios. Participants can create a portrait of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Rosa Parks, or Dorothy Height. There is a $15 fee per portrait and you must sign up here. Participation is limited to 45 registrants. This event is recommended for students/families in our Middle and Upper Schools, or Lower School students if accompanied by a helping guardian. We will practice social distancing; all participants must be masked. Note: If there is snow on the ground on January 17, an email will be sent to all registered parties that morning to confirm or cancel events for that day. If the event is canceled, it will be rescheduled for a time during Black History Month.
READ:
Consider borrowing from your local library or purchasing a book to read as a family!
WATCH: 
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DO: 
SERVICE:
  • NOTE: Due to the weather forecast, this event has been canceled. We will be participating in the Woodland Cemetery (2300 Magnolia Rd., Richmond, VA 23223) clean-up effort from 10 a.m. - noon. In the past, Steward has made a conscious effort to participate in the clean-up events for Evergreen Cemetery, the largest African American burial ground in Richmond. Woodland Cemetery is the second-largest in the city and is the resting place for Arthur Ashe, prominent Civil Rights pastor John Jasper, and renaissance sculptor Leslie Garland Bolling. It is important to note that city-owned cemeteries remained segregated until the early 1970s, and thus Blacks who were buried in Richmond had very few options; often, these privately owned spaces were unable to be well-kept due to costs. So, efforts to repair, rebuild, and renew these spaces are the work of service and justice to our past and honor the heroes who are currently buried in these spaces. Families should arrive by 10 a.m. and park near the Chapel, which is toward the back-left area from the entrance. Coordinator of Campus Life and Community Stewardship Rashad Lowery will be hosting this site, and his contact number is (757) 513-6669. Note: If there is snow on the ground, we will have to postpone this event to a future date.
RALLY:
  • Note: The Rallying for the Future event (originally scheduled for January 17) has been rescheduled for February 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and will be held virtually.

    This event is hosted by Voices for Virginia’s Children. The organization explains that the rally "is for allies, advocates, and activists in the pursuit of racial healing and social justice to come together in solidarity in re-imagining a world true to Dr. King’s vision outlined in the I Have a Dream speech. Join us in taking action to re-invigorate policy priorities during the General Assembly Session.” This is not a Steward-sponsored event, but Steward community members will participate along with Steward friend and guest speaker Elijah Lee. You must register here
 

Questions? Contact Us

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  • Photo of Rashad Lowery

    Rashad Lowery 

    Coordinator of Campus Life and Community Stewardship
    (804) 740-3394 x7267
  • Photo of Tiffany Goodman

    Tiffany Goodman 

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
    (804) 740-3394 x7521
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