Friday, January 16, 2015

#MARCHON in remembrance of Martin Luther King

This week at our middle school we have done a number of things to celebrate and remember the upcoming MLK day on Monday. We started as a whole school learning a little about the history of both Martin Luther King and about non-violent protest in general. We watched the John Legend/Common music video (below) of their song Glory from the movie Selma.

At the end of the video, we are challenged to consider what we would march for and to share that with the hashtag #marchon.  Students created a small #marchon poster articulating what they would march for. We gathered together in our gym to share our posters.

And then students were invited to actually march for their beliefs. We simply walked a few blocks, crossed the street and then marched back, but it was a great experience. I don't know if these kids had ever had a reason to march before. Hopefully it left an impression. It definitely left an impression on me!