La Salle’s Black Student Union led two assemblies about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life and legacy were honored during the national holiday on Monday.
The Jan. 14 assemblies featured a spoken word presentation by Allie Ball ’23, a labor acknowledgement read by Ella Gach ’22, a land acknowledgement written by Anne Page ’24 and Adeline Moreland ‘24, and a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – often referred to as the Black national anthem – by Aaron Leonard-Graham ’22. The presentation also included music from the movie, "Selma," video remarks by MLK's youngest child, Dr. Bernice King, and a reading of La Salle’s recently released equity statement.
In addition to the assembly, Falcons went to their homerooms, where they created poems, reflected on the equity statement, and considered what kind of service each could do on Monday, also designated a national day of service.
Kiah Johnson Mounsey '99, La Salle's director of equity and inclusion, encouraged students to serve on MLK Jr. Day because it is "a day of purpose, a day to engage."