In keeping with CFS’s mission to promote diversity and inclusion across the School, seven students and two chaperones attended the AISNE Middle School Students of Color Conference on Saturday, February 10. The conference holds student-centered events to support students of color and affirm the work of diversity education. In the opening ceremony, about 300 middle schoolers packed into the Bardwell Auditorium at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA. This year’s conference theme was “Communicate to Educate: Tell Your Story.” Click through for more information!
Jacob Strautmann, parent of two CFS students, has been awarded a prestigious artist fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Strautmann, a poet, writes “on the legacy of the extractive industry in his native West Virginia.” Strautmann’s debut collection of poems The Land of the Dead is Open for Business will be published in 2020. Congratulations, Jacob!
This year’s annual MLK Assembly honored the 25th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service, celebrated as a “day on” for performing acts of service in honor of Dr. King’s life and work. Students performed songs, read poems, and acted in skits for a packed room of CFS community members. Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafzai, Colin Kaepernick, the Somerville Homeless Coalition, the Greensboro Four, Diane Nash, Astrid Silva, and the Black Student Union of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School inspired the presentations.