This morning's Hanahau'oli Assembly was brought to us by our very own 6th Grade class! In Library Class this semester, the students studied the topic of social [in]justice with Librarian, Ms. Gabby Holt '02. Each student researched an activist then completed a keynote speech to teach others what they learned. In today's Assembly, we enjoyed excerpts from many of the keynotes as well as a collaborative reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech from 1964.
The inspirational research projects brought correlation and light to the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of the recent holiday we all enjoyed in his name.
George Helm, Maya Lin, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller, Patsy Mink, Jane Goodall, John Lewis, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Harriett Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rachel Carson, Sophie Scholl, Julia Bonds, Dolores Huerta, Mother Jones, Malala Yousafzai, Fred Fay, Jacob Lawrence, Fred Korematsu, Frederick Douglass, the 442nd Regiment, and the Freedom Riders were among the amazing social activists the students learned about!
Ms. Gabby then ended the morning saying to each of our students, "All of the these people made the world a better place but they all started out as kids in school. I see each and every one of you being kind and smart every day and that is all you need to change the world."
She then asked the entire Assembly, "Can you do it?"
And we all cheered, "Yes, we can!!!"