On Justice Day, students and faculty take the day off from their daily routine to learn about issues of peace and justice.
Last year, our organizing theme was the Parable of the Good Samaritan which Martin Luther King, Jr. recast into his I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech. We asked our students to consider the question, "who is my neighbor?" and imagine how they can reach out and get to know their neighbors, as well as be the kind of people who will stop and help others. Grades did projects to get to know our surrounding neighbors (with visits to the Public Library, Howard Area Community Center and Misericordia; visits with firemen and policemen; interviews of local neighbors; research on landmarks in the surrounding area; and the creation of peace cards to share with our neighbors).
This year's Justice Day is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 2015.
You can view and download photos from last year's Justice Day on flickr.
See the Justice Day poem-song Adam Shames of Poetry Pals created from the words and ideas gathered from the entire school community for Justice Day 2013.