Mater Dei Prep students take part in conference with civil rights icons

Students from Mater Dei Prep recently shared a screen with legends in the civil rights movement for an honest discussion on discrimination, civility, nonviolence and more.

“It was an honor to be part of a conference with such powerful activist and human rights figures,” said Tyler Malik Ismail, a member of the Middletown school’s Global Institute of Emerging Leaders program.

The Gandhi-King Season for Non-Violence Conference, held virtually due to the pandemic, is in its 24th year. Established by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, the Season for Non-Violence celebrates the principles of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The “season” runs from Jan. 30-April 4, the anniversaries of each man’s assassination. […continue reading]

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