In response to increased concerns of violence and bullying, the Nesbit School community is conducting a Peace Week, now in progress and concluding Jan. 25. This particular week was chosen to coincide with the Martin Luther King national holiday, since Dr. King was a champion for peace and nonviolence.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of creating a culture of peace within the school and community. Each day of the week, the school is focusing on different themes and activities related to those values which foster peace. These themes include Cooperation, Acceptance, Caring, Forgiveness, and Healing.
The entire student body will participate in a peace march/rally led by the Nesbit’s Ambassadors as well as class representatives. Following the march there will be an assembly featuring inspirational performances by Nesbit’s Cheerleading Team, Sapphire Dance Team, and other student groups.
This event will conclude with a keynote address by Monique Rivarde, mother of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman, who was attacked and killed in Douglasville, Ga. in 2011.