Chant, Debate, Yak Dance, and Snow Leopard Dance!

Tibetan MonksBy Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

At the High School, we enjoyed a fabulous presentation on Wednesday from a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Thanks to parents John and Cindy Borders for making their visit possible and to parent Will LeStrange for accompanying the monks and helping explain the various aspects of their performance – chant, debate, Yak Dance, and Snow Leopard dance. The students were charmed by the monks and learned quite a bit about their culture, in addition.

Our Black Students Association (along with their counterparts from the Goshen Campus) had the opportunity to go to the Speed Cinema on Thursday for a special viewing of “I Am Not Your Negro”. We appreciate the invitation by SFS parent and Speed cinema curator Dean Otto. The groups returned to the Downtown Campus for pizza and discussion afterward.

Continuing these themes, we are gearing up for Diversity Week, with special programming each day next week planned by our student Diversity Committee under the faculty guidance of Terri White and Angela Katz. I’ll report more on that next Friday!