We can—and will—do more.

hg0088手机登陆网址Dear La Lumiere community,

We as an institution talk frequently about the God-given dignity of every human being we encounter and what that means for our actions. But talk alone won’t fix what is plaguing our society. Yes, La Lumiere School stands with people of color in our community and around the world—and simply saying so is woefully inadequate. 

One obvious truth that recent events have demonstrated is that the daily lived experience of our black and brown sisters and brothers continues to be substantially and unacceptably different from the rest of ours—a reality many of us have had the luxury of being oblivious to. This isn’t new, but it’s mortifying that it has taken a spate of deaths, including George Floyd’s, to jar us out of complacency.

To rise above lip service, we must redouble our efforts to: elevate these issues in our classrooms; confront brutal facts; offer support for our students, teachers, and families; model civil dialogue and intellectual humility; listen; prioritize inviting people of color to join and lead every level of La Lumiere—from the board of trustees to the faculty to the student body; and focus on how we must form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith differently if we say we care about justice and equality.

hg0088手机登陆网址This represents neither a new political agenda nor a departure from the proud history of this school. These are table stakes measures for a place founded on the challenging yet clear message of the Gospel.

We will continue this work with new resolve. And we’ll do it with joy. As part of this community, expect to feel a strong sense of belonging and mutual respect. When we make mistakes, help us learn. When we fall short, let us know. In the meantime, stay safe, lift your voice, and know that you have a team of engaged advocates here on campus.

Gratefully,

hg0088手机登陆网址Adam Kronk, Head of School

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