In the wake of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the national protests and calls for police reform that followed, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees on both campuses stepped up their efforts to help our students and faculty become informed, invested global citizens who have an awareness of inequality, injustice, and institutional racism. Read about the social justice initiatives underway at Landmark.
- Art With a Message: Students in Doug Turnbull's woodworking class created a poweful Black Lives Matter sign.
- Openness to Learn Creates a Sense of Optimism: A Black Landmark High School student shares her experience on a predominantly white campus.
- Showing Support and Solidarity: Members of the High School faculty and staff wear black each Friday to show solidarity with and support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Embracing Our Differences: This Lantern article looks at the diversity, equity, and inclusion committees' vision and work.
- Teachers Develop Topical Curriculum: High School faculty members Chelsey Bergsten and Michelle Boucher developed curriculum with a grant from the Andrew Burke Foundation that explores an array of topical issues, such as race, gender, sexuality, immigration/culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and family.
- High School Campus Celebrates Solidarity Day: Landmark High School's Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) used Ally Day to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Landmark High School's summer reading list includes books about race, gender, sexuality, immigration/culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and family.