MLK: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Over 150 members of the Winsor community gathered in the David E. and Stacy L. Goel Theater for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The event, now in its 27th year, unites people of all ages and reminds us of our common humanity in a world that too often spotlights what divides us.  
The theme of this year’s program was “Community and Activism: The Fierce Urgency of Now,” a common thread on a day when Winsor’s Lower School students were off campus volunteering with numerous organizations supporting those in need in the Greater Boston area. Featuring an inspired line up of speakers, singers, and dancers, the event was highlighted by stories, told through voice and movement, that inspired hope and renewed purpose to face any challenges ahead.

Year after year, so many members of the Winsor community dedicate time and energy to this making this celebration meaningful.  Special thanks to all the program speakers, including Winsor’s own Des Allen ’98, and senior Lulu Ansari ’20, who demonstrate in word and action that each of us how the power to make change. 

Also special thanks to the Lower School poetry performers, Small Chorus and Senior Small, Asrah Rizvi’s original student dance performance, the uplifting voices of WISE, and the members of Parent’s for an Inclusive Community (PIC) for their leadership and program organization.