Best of the Week 2022-2023: Teaching to the Future
EDSMEN REFLECT ON THE POWER OF REPRESENTATION AND HOW TO BE STEWARDS OF CHANGE
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, Edsmen have engaged in meaningful discussions about the importance of diverse representation and how to lead as stewards of change and champions of diversity and solidarity. With cultural humility at the core of St. Ed's mission, IB seniors participated in the annual Group 4 Project, which highlights the four IB sciences and sparks conversation about diversity within STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Led by Dr. James Knight, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Edsmen analyzed Chidiebere Ibe's medical illustrations featuring Black bodies, designed profiles celebrating scientists of color, and conversed with Dr. Steven Jackson, MD about the value of diverse representation in the medical field.
Taking these discussions even further, a select group of juniors and seniors spoke with Channel 19's Nichole Vrsansky on how St. Edward High School fosters inclusion. As men of hope, Edsmen shared how they see themselves as the next generation to bring change, motivating each other to take action in standing up for all, and entering conversations through a lens of humility. "St. Ed's is a beautiful, welcoming place that empowers students to follow Martin Luther King's example, but to also be culturally humble and to recognize our own limitations, biases, and flaws and be open and excited about learning other people's perspectives," says Jaden Stainforth '23. Click here to watch our Edsmen's interview on Channel 19.