Starting at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 15, students from the Manhattan Country School will be honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by hosting their 30th annual MLK Commemorative March. This year’s theme is “A New Revolution: Youth and Social Change.” MCS students will be reciting speeches on social justice and making stops at significant locations that were important during the civil rights era. The march will begin at the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument and end approximately at 2 p.m. at the Manhattan Country School.
“Dr. Martin Luther King will always be one of the most influential and positive role model for children across the globe,” said Michèle Solá, the director of the Manhattan Country School. “Here at MCS, we have open conversations about many of his philosophies, including faith, peace and love among one another. As we have these conversations with youths, we want to make sure they learn from it.”
In 1982, Solá became a faculty member of MCS as a Spanish teacher and as a director for professional development and outreach. Solá became the director of the Manhattan Country School in 1997.
The Manhattan Country School is well-known for activism and social justice events such as the MLK Commemorative March as a part of the academic curriculum. The Manhattan Country School is a coed, independent school that teaches students from pre-K to eight grade. The school was founded in 1966, inspired by civil rights activists.
For more information about the upcoming event, email the communications director of the Manhattan Country School at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 212-348-0952.