In honor of Black History Month, we highlight one of our long-standing community members, a descendent of a distinguished musician, and a noted soprano herself, Afrika Hayes Lambe.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Walnut Hill seeks to cultivate a spirit of inclusivity and multiculturalism by weaving diverse curriculum, programming, and practices into the academic, artistic, and social fabric of the school. We believe it is critical to educate members of our community to be responsible global citizens. In order to navigate the tensions and challenges of our world, it is imperative to understand where we each came from, where we are, and where we are going.
We promote a sense of worth and belonging in everyone. We ask that all members of the school community consider those who are marginalized. We ask all members to attend thoughtfully to instances of difference including but not limited to opinion, age, ability, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, race, and religion. We expect community members to both form and express their own viewpoints, consider and understand divergent perspectives, and confront difference with maturity, civility, and respect.
“If it is to be, it is up to me,” those were the closing words of wisdom from Davron Monroe, one of our accomplished Black History Month Assembly speakers. This past Wednesday, award-winning Boston-based performers, Davron Monroe and Yewande Odetoyinbo, led Walnut Hill’s celebratory assembly focusing on themes of Black culture, resilience, joy, family, and Black excellence.
Walnut Hill is thrilled to welcome special guests Davron Monroe and Yewande Odetoyinbo as our celebratory Black History Month speakers on Wednesday, February 17.
Walnut Hill is excited to welcome Aisha Fukushima, a world-renowned performance lecturer, Justice Strategist, Singer/Songwriter, and RAPtivist (rap activist) as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Assembly Speaker.
This past month has been a moment of reckoning for the United States and the rest of the world as we work to acknowledge, understand, and take steps to eradicate the systemic racism and other forms of bias that exist throughout our society, including educational institutions like Walnut Hill.
David Valecillos, Director of the Punto Urban Art Museum
Chen Chen, Poet
Nathalie Miebach, Visual Artist
Davron Monroe and Yewande Odetoyinbo, Singers, Actors and Educators
Aisha Fukushima, Activist and Performer
Yosimar Reyes, Artist and Poet
Yvonne Spicer, Educator and Former Mayor of the City of Framingham
Sekou Laidlow, Actor and Deacon