MARION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAND UNITED
Marion County Public Schools have united to stand in solidarity with our communities to build a more just and compassionate world, to abolish racism, value social justice and respect human dignity.
Unified Video Message: This video message shows unity of all Marion County Public School Districts https://youtu.be/gGC7tsqJ9N4 . Please take time to view the video and share it.
The video was produced by Von Watts of Von Watts Graphics (www.vonwattsgraphics.com), a locally-owned firm headed by an African-American female.
Lights on For Justice: On Friday, June 19 stadium lights across Marion County will be turned on for 8 minutes 46 seconds as a tribute to George Floyd. Mr. Floyd was born on October 14 therefore the lights on will start at 10:14 PM. June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth, was chosen because of the date significance to the African American community. Juneteenth, also called as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Celebration Day is an American holiday celebrated on June 19 annually. This date commemorates June 19, 1865 when a Union General read federal orders in Galveston, Texas that stated all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Parent Resources Guide: The resource guide was compiled by Marion County Public School Superintendents and is intended to provide valuable resources and information that will help parents have important conversations with their children about race and racism. https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/racism-parent-guide.pdf
These are not isolated efforts as we know this is ongoing work to create the change needed and we look forward to working together. If you would like to help with equity in achievement efforts, please review the call to action form here.
Please view complete Washington Township commitment to Equity here.