Students learn about Martin Luther King's legacy

Students learn about Martin Luther King's legacy
2023 MLK AssemblyStudents throughout Arlington this week learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s nonviolent activism to end racial discrimination and combat poverty. Students participated in classroom discussions and attended assemblies to understand Dr. King’s impact.

Erin Jones, a former Washington State Milken Educator of the Year and a speaker on equity and social justice issues, spoke with students at Weston and Arlington High Schools on Thursday.

“I feel Dr. King really embraced three things in his life: service, courage and love,” said Jones. “Like Dr. King, students have the ability to make great change as long as they commit to it.”

Jones was the keynote speaker for Arlington Public Schools’ District Day, which kicked off the school year. She has also been working with the district’s Equity Team to provide insight into different equity issues.

Monday, Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday which celebrates Dr. King’s birth.