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Lawrentians Reflect upon One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

Yesterday, the Lawrenceville School community marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted a School gathering in front of the Edith Memorial Chapel to reflect on how Floyd’s death has impacted the School, the country, and the world. Community members shared their remarks and creative expressions of their experiences and thoughts.

The Bunn Library provided programming throughout the day, including an exhibit of the “Bearing Witness” project in McGraw Reading Room. Lawrentians spent the final two days of the previous academic year creating an artifact that represented their personal reflections on the turmoil of spring 2020. More than 300 students and employees responded with submissions in a multitude of formats, including poetry, speeches and monologues, artwork and photographs, film and music playlists, statistical analysis projects, prayers, and more.

The Library also led an exercise to write six-word memoirs in which students reflect on a series of prompts around social and racial justice. Resources for self-care and wellness, as well as many other topics, are available here.

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.