This year’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day included a performance by the Grammy-winning, New Orleans-based Rebirth Brass Band; the annual WorldFest and Multicultural Arts Celebration; and a Unity Breakfast where speaker Kathy Taylor encouraged the community to dig deeper and “reject the sanitized version” of history we have come to know. Students and faculty also met for workshop discussions built around themes of The 1619 Project, published last year in The New York Times Magazine.
Morning Meetings are a Taft tradition. They are a way of life, and a fulfillment of both Mr. Taft’s commitment to educating the whole person and of his belief that students must “get outside of themselves.” Speakers visiting Taft this academic year include: Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Author, Journalist, Essayist; Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator of the EPA; Charlotte Clymer, American activist, writer, and the press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign; Martin Cox, Director, John Locke Institute; and Father Gregory Boyle, Founder, Homeboy Industries.
Join us on campus for Alumni Weekend, May 15-16, 2020. This year will mark special reunions for classes graduating in years ending with 0 and 5, but all Taft alumni are welcome! View class specific reunion pages for more information about who’s coming, where to stay, and what to expect during your reunion. Or view the full schedule for all of the details about the annual parade, Headmaster’s Dinner, and more.