On Monday, January 18, Abington Friends School held a virtual event—Radical Love: King Day of Service & Social Justice Symposium, which was open to all. For many years the school brought the local community together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and this year we continued that tradition, virtually, during a critical time in our world.
Please enjoy a recording of the Opening Program, featuring various displays of talent from members of our school community. You’ll witness the poetry of Cydney Brown ’22, fourth grade letters to Dr. King, an Upper School ensemble performance, Keisha Hirlinger and Justin Solonynka performing Lift Every Voice and Sing, and remarks from Head of School Rich Nourie and King Day co-clerks Andrea Emmons and Mikael Yisrael.
After the opening program, attendees were able to join Social Justice Symposium sessions via Zoom. The offerings covered a wide range of topics and issues including: The What, How and Why of Radical Love in Our Times with Sheila Pai, Intersections of Climate Change with the Upper School Environmental Action and Justice Club, Moving from Ally to Accomplice with Mikael Yisreal, age appropriate Domestic Violence Prevention sessions with the Women’s Center of Montgomery County and an interactive workshop for young children and their families facilitated by Andrea Emmons on discussing race.