Thanks to parent Will Dunbar, chair of the SCH Diversity Network, our community was fortunate to be able to host Pastor Marshall Mitchell and Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro for a thoughtful conversation inspired by the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate his national holiday this past Monday. This Zoom event was the latest in the school's SCHConnex series.
We heard their honest thoughts on important topics like racism and gun violence in our country. We saw first-hand how real relationships, like the one they have, break down barriers and help us come together to solve problems.
While the pastor acknowledged that he is more conservative than Mr. Shapiro, they agreed on many things, including that looking at the legacies of great leaders in history like Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln helps us move forward toward a better democracy, that real solutions to our problems will come from our young people getting engaged and having their voices heard, and, lastly, that the simple act of having people to dinner is a great way of opening honest discussion and understanding others’ perspectives.
For those who missed this conversation between two inspiring local leaders, here is a recording from the evening.