2014 Summit Special Edition News

Summit schedule to feature keynotes, workshops

By Will Schubert ’15
THE ROUNDUP 

Starting Monday, March 3 Brophy students and faculty will partake in the annual Summit on Human Dignity with this year’s topic being racism.

There are a few guest speakers that will be present during the Summit that will include: Jose Magana, who is a key beginning member of the Dream Act, and Cheryl Brown, who is the daughter of Oliver L. Brown who led the Civil Right case Brown vs. Board of Education.

Many Brophy faculty members will also share their experiences and stories in relation to the Summit at a special faculty panel.

The Summit will kick off with an opening liturgy March 3 and an introduction into what students will be doing in the upcoming two weeks.

On Tuesday there will be a keynote assembly where a special guest speaker will share their stories and experiences with racism.

Workshops will begin on Thursday and students will venture to the break out sessions that they signed up for.

During workshops students will discuss and learn about racism and the effects it has on society and its members.

Students will have to sign up for workshops prior to the Summit and are required to sign up for three.

Workshops will be led by those who have studied racism and experienced it first hand.

On Friday, March 7 students will have the opportunity to partake in an afternoon Summit immersion experience.

During the Summit immersion experience students will travel with faculty to different areas around town to help those in need.

Another guest speaker will share their experiences with racism Tuesday, March 11 during lunch.

There will be an all school assembly on racism Wednesday, March 12 in the gym.

Friday, March 14 will mark the end of all Summit activities and there will be a closing prayer service in Harper Great Hall.

Schedule at a glance

  • Monday, March 3: Opening liturgy and introduction of Summit.
  • Tuesday, March 4: Keynote speaker.
  • Thursday, March 6: Workshops begin.
  • Friday, March 7: Afternoon Summit immersion experience.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Guest speaker during lunch.
  • Wednesday, March 12: All school assembly in the gym.
  • Friday, March 14: Closing prayer service in Harper Great Hall