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Baldwin Celebrates MLK Jr. Day  

Baldwin celebrated MLK Jr. Day during an All-School Assembly on January 13. In addition to a number of student performances, the keynote speaker was Katherine Gilmore Richardson, who is serving her first term as Councilmember At-Large for the City of Philadelphia. Ms. Gilmore Richardson is the youngest woman ever elected citywide and the youngest African American woman ever elected to Philadelphia City Council. She is focused on addressing the city’s ongoing recovery from COVID, up-skilling and re-skilling the workforce, supporting local, small and minority-owned businesses and addressing climate change and environmental justice.
This week the students are continuing to honor Dr. King with a number of service-related activities. A clothing and canned goods drive is being held all week, with a drop-off location in the Upper School office.
On January 17, Alison Volz, from Coalition Against Hunger, spoke to Upper School students during Advisory about food pantries and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). On Friday, students are invited to view a documentary about food insecurity, with a reflection and Q&A to follow. On January 18 students were invited to bring in Baked Goods for Bethesda and other shelters, and on January 19, students will be packing “Bags of Hope” during their class meetings. The bags will be sent to Patrician Society, which is an organization that serves the economically marginalized community in the greater Norristown, PA, area.