Cultural Resources

 

Acknowledging the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

 

Embrace - The Embrace symbolizes the hug Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared with his wife, Coretta, after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and celebrates their time in Boston when they met as students of Boston University (King) and New England Conservatory (Scott). The Embrace is an important cultural symbol of equity and justice in Boston. It will serve as a permanent monument (unveiling 1/13/23, open to public 1/23/23) representing the Kings’ time and powerful presence in Boston, a time that helped shape their approach to an equitable society. This moment in our City’s life is also an important opportunity to rekindle the vital relationship between the Jewish Community and the African American Civil Rights community that Rabbi Heschel and Dr. and Mrs. King so valued and honored.

 

Celebrating Lunar New Year! The Year of the RABBIT

January 22nd-January 9, 2023

 

Learning About Lunar New Year - New York City Department of Education  (click view to download document)

Lunar New Year is an important holiday tradition dating back over 4,000 years in many parts of Asia including China, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia. The holiday and its traditional celebrations provide an opportunity for people to reunite with family. The holiday is celebrated by millions of people worldwide. 

 

The date of the Lunar New Year changes every year because it is based on the lunar calendar. The traditional lunar calendar used in Asia is based on the moon’s orbit around the earth. Lunar New Year is always celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

 

Join our equity learning community! Explore some of the books, articles, videos, and websites we have found valuable in building diversity, equity, and integration in Westwood.

 

Magic of Storytelling | Nat Geo Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Disney video features ABC news cast members sharing the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a courageous civil rights leader who inspired millions of people.

 

Lunar New Year for Kids Video

The scholastic video explains the Lunar New Year to children and provides visual examples of traditions that celebrate the important holiday.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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