Monday, January 19 will be a special day for Carolina Day students as they commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through activities centered on community, diversity, and service. Students across all divisions will begin the day viewing the civil rights leader's famous “I Have A Dream” speech before embarking on a variety of educational activities and service opportunities. Students will contribute to the “I Have a Dream” chalkboard, as well as visit An Unmarked Trail exhibit in the Middle School. The exhibit is on loan from the Diversity Center of UNC Asheville shares stories of African Americans in Buncombe County from 1850 to 1950, a period of virulent racism.
Middle, Key Middle, and Upper School students will participate in workshops with Rodney Glasgow, a skilled and experienced speaker, facilitator, and trainer in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice. Rodney will engage students in a variety of activities designed to build their awareness about diversity and equality. Rodney’s workshops are graciously sponsored by Jane Swicegood, Tucson, AZ, SGP '51.
The nationally acclaimed group, The Healing Force, will treat the Lower and Key Lower School students to a special performance that celebrates African culture and spirit.
Eighth-graders will participate in the Peace March and Rally in downtown Asheville and march to City-County Plaza. Students across campus will participate in service projects to benefit the Asheville Community.
In addition, CDS is supporting the MLK prayer breakfast on Saturday, January 17 with an ad in the printed program and a table sponsorship. CDS students, Head of School Kirk Duncan and his wife Sarah Wood, will be in attendance.