Supporting Important Movements by Keeping It Real
What do the attack on Ukraine and Black Lives Matter have in common? For one thing, both things are about a group of people who desire freedom above all else. In the case of BLM, it is the freedom to live in a country devoid of racism. For the Ukrainians, it is freedom from Russia’s oppression. Many of us put signs in our yards or post on social media that Black Lives Matter, we call ourselves antiracists, we stand with the people of Ukraine. Those things are well and good, and we should make our stance public. But that is not enough! One of the core values of Martin Luther School is relationships. Relationships need to be authentic and take work; this kind of work is the opposite of posting a slogan or opinion. It is important to be brave and take a stand, but it is equally important to treat the people in our lives with the same respect we are asking for when we plant a yard sign that says, “I stand with Ukraine.” The best of both worlds is that we say to our friends and family, “I stand with you!”. At MLS, we strive to stand with our students every day. We are looking forward to seeing our students carry the message of respect and relationships into the future!
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Eva R. Morrison
EVA R. MORRISON, M.ED. | SCHOOL DIRECTOR, MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION, GEMMA SERVICES
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