Suffield recognized the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a live-streamed event held during chapel on January 22. The production entitled “All Here Right Now” was comprised of individual presentations given by Students of Color United Group members Reagan Russell ’21, Alijah Lovelace ’22, Naila Gomez ’21, Rhian Jones ’21, Henry White ’22, Chastity Blair ’24, and Cassie Dumay ’21.
Suffield’s Cultural Diversity Director Elizabeth Warren led the event and welcomed the community in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King: “Today we are not only celebrating Dr. King but all people of color, particularly our students. Dr. King paved the way for them to be here, speak their truths, and share what their lives have been like over this past year. They’re turned their pain into beauty through art and reflection and poured their souls into movements for a better and brighter tomorrow.”
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday honors courage and defiance of oppression and ignorance with civil disobedience. It serves to remind that “all men and women are created equal and shall not be judged by the color of their skin but rather by the content of their character.”