By P.J. Binsfeld ’15
In early March, Brophy enters back into its two weeks of examining social injustices in the community in the annual Summit on Human Dignity.
The summit events include returning speakers, namely Calvin Terrell and Kimber Lanning, for all school assemblies, a Mass March 4 and a prayer service March 15.
“Really, the reason behind this is its prayer,” said Assistant Principal of Ministry Mrs. Kim Baldwin. “We enter into this experience with prayer and that’s kind of the idea with the Summit is viewing these issues through the lens of human dignity and from the perspective of faith.”
The first Wednesday, March 6, is the annual workshop day. During this day, students have no classes and instead see speakers of their choosing with the keynote speaker, Calvin Terrell.
There will be four all school assemblies. The first, the opening assembly, is on Tuesday, March 5, and will be run by the Rev. Jim Garland, S.J.
The second is on March 6 as a part of workshop day. The third, on March 11, is still to be determined. And finally, Wednesday, March 13 will be the final assembly with Mrs. Dana Wolfe Naimark.
In addition to those events, there are optional experiences for students to participate in, including lunch time presentations, a film festival and afternoon immersion experiences.
“We really recommend students try those out as well because they just add to your summit experience,” Mrs. Baldwin said.
At the film festival, there will be films that students want to see that are also connected to the topic, and movie snacks.
“The lunch presentations are fun presentations that can’t have a whole school assembly to, but are still worth it,” Mrs. Baldwin said.
Afterschool immersion experiences happen Friday, March 8.
Students are provided lunch and come back at 5 p.m.
There are a variety of field trips available to the students to go on. For example, one of them is visiting an apartment complex of refugees in Phoenix, where they will see their living conditions and talk to them.
Another example, faculty members have set up a scavenger hunt in Scottsdale Fashion Square using Twitter.
For more information and schedule details visit www.brophyprep.org/sites/opportunitygap.