Interfaith Social Action & Social Justice Day
A Davis Academy & Marist School Joint Program
On Friday, January 30, 2015, Marist School students participated in a day of social action and social justice throughout Atlanta with students from The Davis Academy Reform Jewish Day School. This is a continuation of an Interfaith Dialogue program begun last spring and this past fall with our current 8th graders. You can read Rabbi Micah Lapidus’ blog @rabbispen about The Davis Academy/Marist School Interfaith Dialogue Partnership.
A quick recap of the day:
- 750 sandwiches were delivered to Open Door shelter;
- 6,900 pairs of eye-glasses were washed for the Lions Lighthouse Foundation;
- Reusable bags were decorated for Atlanta Community Food Bank;
- Stones of Remembrance were made for a Holocaust Memorial organized by the Bremen Museum.
- The Medshare team worked hard to package medical supplies to be sent overseas;
- The Books for Africa team weathered the cold warehouse to sort and package tons of textbooks to send to schools and students in need;
- The Safehouse Outreach team cooked and served a pancake breakfast to children at the shelter downtown. So much good was done!
- Students also learned about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the King Center and were inspired by Stephon Ferguson while visiting Old Ebenezer Baptist Church. For many, it was their first time visiting and hopefully not their last!
Enjoy this video recap of the day: