Front and Center, the new podcast brought to you from Lincoln School's Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship, touches on issues close to home and in the world, speaking to larger social trends and narratives that often go unheard.
FRONT AND CENTER PODCAST
the CENTER blog
Maureen Devlin, Head of Lower School, and Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School, share their perspective on all the exciting and innovative initiatives taking place in Nursery–Grade 5. With a combined 55 years of experience in education, from New Mexico to New York City, from Brookline to Brooklyn, we highlight independent school teaching and learning at its best.
In this first Lower School letter of the new year, we would like to take pause and reflect on our roots. Our Quaker philosophy weaves its way into all that we do in the Lower School from the peace mats in Ginkgo to learning the SPICES in Spanish and French, to deep discussions about what kindness means and how small people can be an invaluable part of our big world.
Maya Clifton '18 and Taiwo Demula, a Sophia Academy alumna and current senior at Classical High School, recently spoke at Lincoln School about their summer research internships with the Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, a space for the study of historical forms of slavery and how those legacies shape our current world.
Jamal Shipman, Lincoln School's Associate Director of Admission, reflects on a recent visit to Anaheim, California for the 30th National Association of Independent School's People of Color Conference.
It all started when Sofia, a Lincoln School Kindergartner, met an emigrant from Syria in the spring of 2016. Through this newfound friend, Sofia learned about the situation that Syrian refugee children and families face every day due to the massive, ongoing crisis in their home country.
Sofia wanted to help, and there is nothing more powerful than a Lincoln girl on a mission.
In a recent visit to the Ginkgo Room, Dr. Barret Fabris, director of The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship, read Why Am I Me? and engaged some of our young learners in a discussion about diversity, individuality, universality, and what it means to be uniquely human.
Today is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to helping girls everywhere to be seen as equals both in the eyes of others and in their own eyes. And while setting aside a particular day provides a rallying point around which to mobilize, when you're a part of an institution that puts girls first, the work is year round.
Lower School students (Grade 5 pictured!) use chalk to sketch their visions of peace in celebration of the United Nations' 2017 International Day of Peace.
September 21is the International Day of Peace, and we want to add your voice to the important conversations we're having about unity, justice, and perspective.