Dr. Rodney Glasgow delivered a powerful, honest, and timely presentation to the Walnut Hill community. He reflected on the racial justice work that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began, and how this difficult work needs to continue every day, by every single one of us. By sharing his experiences of racial, socioeconomic, and sexual identity prejudices and struggles throughout his career, he had us all relating to parts of the stories—whether we saw ourselves in the classmates of his past, the teachers who will go to any lengths to create opportunities for students in need, or as adolescents trying to figure out who we are, where we belong, and what might our futures look like.
He had us laughing through stories of himself as a fabulous elementary class president, and our hearts broke as he shared very recent stories about the backlash and racism he still faces as a Black and queer leader in independent schools.
His words resonated with Walnuts from all stages of life, from all backgrounds, and from all identities. Thank you, @glasgow.rodney, for helping this community examine our opportunities to carry forward the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Non Nobis Solum.