Community Prep Schools Fall 2013 newsletter – Read about PFP, Month of Peace, and Holly Near Concert
“September was Rhode Island’s official Month of Peace, proclaimed by Governor Chafe and Mayor Taveras. Month of Peace organizer Ginny Fox, Executive Director of the Peace Flag Project and a long-time supporter of Community Prep, has worked with CP students making peace flags — some of which have made it as far as the Mt. Everest Base Camp.
“The finale for the MoP was a concert with legendary folk singer Holly Near. Ginny remembered the annual performance of MLK’s “I Have a Dream”speech at the school’s Beloved Community Night and invited our 7th Graders to recite it as Holly Near’s opening act. Beginning with the voices of just two students — “I have a dream” –the speech crescendos –“free at last!” — as a resounding chorus of all the young voices. “I loved the way everyone responded to the kids,” says Ginny. “It was a a great way to get the concert going, and Holly loved it.”