On Monday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 7, Reverend Gwendolyn Webb, a civil rights leader, is coming to speak at MSSA. While here, she will visit the middle school and lower and upper elementary to discuss the history of Civil Rights. While in the middle school, she will help students kick off their Passion Projects, a 20-minute Ted Talk-style presentation given in May. She aims to empower students with the message that they can make a difference and make the world a better, more just place. She will also talk with the eighth graders regarding their work in Montessori Model UN.
Reverend Webb marched in Dr. King’s Children’s March in 1963 and went on to become the second black female police officer in Birmingham. She is a tireless advocate for building up communities and as a motivational speaker promotes international human rights.
Reverend Webb will return on Wednesday, December 7, for coffee with MSSA parents in the West Reading Room. She will share her personal story and gladly answer questions about her journey. We are delighted to have Reverend Webb on campus and welcome our parents to visit with her.