On Thursday, January 19, GFA was honored to welcome Dr. Donovan Livingston during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Program. With inspiration and electric artistry, Dr. Livingston brought an energizing keynote to GFA’s Middle and Upper Schools.
Honoring Dr. King
A few weeks ago, several GFA faculty and staff attended the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) in San Antonio, Texas. This was GFA’s first year attending the conference in person after two years of virtual attendance.
By Shanelle Henry
Director of Equity & Inclusion
Just like during the civil rights movement, or any other movement in this country, there are women, often women of color, behind it all, pushing the moral conscience of our country to do better.
"You have the responsibility to have the courage to learn about people who are different than you. ... There’s nothing wrong with being ignorant, but there is something wrong with enthusiastic ignorance.
— Kevin Powell
Activist, Writer, Public Speaker
"Just like during the civil rights movement, or any other movement in this country, there are women, often women of color, behind it all, pushing the moral conscience of our country to do better."
— Shanelle Henry
Director of Equity and Inclusion
"We owe it to Dr. King and to ourselves to finish what he started. How will we carry on his dream? How can we build upon it? What can we do to make our community, our country, and our world a better place?"
—Nia Forbes '27
"A lot of people go through [challenging situations, and I wanted to make sure they have the art supplies they needed because art is part of the healing process."
— Chelsea Phaire
Founder, Chelsea's Charity