On Thursday, January 17th, a group of Bishop Kearney students attended a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Grid Headquarters. Keynote speaker, Dr. Nadia Lopez, founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, spoke about her life and work at Mott Hall, where her inspired leadership has demonstrated how underprivileged communities can beat the odds. Nigerian-American storyteller and internationally acclaimed poet, Sore Agbaje, performed an interpretation of one of her poems. The students were also treated to a performance by the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. The event ended with the audience holding hands and singing “We Shall Overcome.”
“It was a wonderful experience. I have never been surrounded by so much spirit. It was a beautiful and meaningful event. I believe that many more teenagers should attend, because it was an event that opened my eyes to the world!"
- Nieves Martinez ‘20
“The tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. was such an amazing experience! I felt very connected with not only the motivational speakers in the room, but the people around me. It was a heartwarming environment, and after this experience I came to the realization that the world is a piece of paper and we are the pen . It’s our turn to write a new history, the history Dr. King dreamed of.”
Tyanne George ‘20
Students are pictured above with Board Member Eileen P. Cifone ‘83