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St. John’s Welcomes Community to a Conversation on the Future of Children and Education
In 1967, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech titled “Where Do We Go from Here?” St. John’s College invites citizens and community leaders to gather together and explore this question to honor Dr. King’s life and as a continuation of his work. The program opens with a keynote address by former Deputy Attorney General for Maryland and current member of the Maryland State Board of Education, Donna Hill Staton, on Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. A panel discussion featuring Martha Gardner, Anne Arundel County 2012 Teacher of the Year, and K-12 students and educators from area schools follows at 10 a.m. Seminars, co-led by faculty members from St. John’s and Sojourner-Douglass College, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Staton’s keynote address and the panel discussion will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Participants should arrive at 9 a.m. for registration and a continental breakfast. All events are free; the seminars, however, require advance registration. To register: www.stjohnscollege.edu/events
Staton’s keynote address and the panel discussion explore “Protecting Our Children, Protecting Our Future.” Staton’s long history of involvement with youth development initiatives includes coordinating attorney-mentoring programs with Baltimore City schools, the High School Mock Trial Program and pro bono legal representation of children in need of assistance. In 2000, Staton, a former Howard County judge, was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by the Daily Record and has been recognized as a Woman of Achievement in Maryland History. She received her JD from The George Washington University.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 12:
9-9:30 a.m. – Check-in and refreshments. Francis Scott Key Lobby.
9:30-10 a.m. – Keynote address by Donna Hill Staton, Maryland State Board of Education. Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
10-11:15 a.m. – Panel discussion with Martha Gardner, Anne Arundel County 2012 Teacher of the Year, and area K-12 students and educators. The discussion will be moderated by Ford Rowan, expert in crisis management and conflict resolution. Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Seminars on Dr. King’s “Where Do We Go from Here?” speech, co-led by faculty from St. John’s and Sojourner-Douglass College. Mellon Hall classrooms.
Sunday, January 13:
4 p.m. – Sixth annual “Lift Every Voice” gospel concert, featuring the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis and the Singing Sensations Youth Choir from Baltimore. Doors open at 3 p.m. Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
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More About St John's College
A National Historic Landmark, St. John's College is located just steps away from the Maryland State House and the Governor's Residence. Originally founded in 1696 as King Williams School, it was chartered as a college by the state of Maryland in 1784 and named St. John's, which it is still known as today. Undergraduates work towards a liberal arts major which includes a curriculum of Ancient Greek, French, Math, Lab Science and Music, among other things. The school's other campus, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has the same curriculum.
The school's proximity to the U.S. Naval Academy makes for a friendly rivalry. As part of a tradition that started in the 1980's, the two schools compete against each other in an annual croquet match that's open to the public every spring.
Other events here
- National Juried Exhibition and Fundraiser at St. John’s Mitchell Gallery Wed, May 29, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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