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Providence Day Hosts Diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-Winner Samantha Power for Student Dialogue
Posted 03/12/2018 03:34PM
Providence Day School hosted a student dialogue with academic, author and diplomat Samantha Power.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education members, local dignitaries, teachers and approximately 400 students from 18 local schools attended the talk by Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Harvard professor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, in the McMahon Fine Arts Center theater March 12.
The visit was sponsored by the Echo Foundation, a Charlotte-based nonprofit that promotes justice and inspires hope through education and leadership development including teacher training workshops, musical programs, art and writing projects and student dialogues.
Since 1997, the Echo Foundation has enriched the lives of students through educational programming aimed at inspiring them to make a difference in their own communities and beyond. From establishing a nonprofit in Ecuador to furnishing a school library in Lexington, N.C., students who have participated in Echo programs and educational global travel initiatives are becoming leaders who seek to provide hope and justice.
“It’s such an honor to partner with the Echo Foundation in serving as a host for this student dialogue with Samantha Power, a dynamic, dedicated public servant, humanitarian and indefatigable advocate for social justice,” said Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw, Head of School, in his welcome remarks.
Power spoke about her experiences, especially as a young woman, that inspired her eventual career path, and encouraged the students in attendance to follow paths that inspire them and to be agents of change.
She then took questions from students, which covered topics ranging from humanitarian issues to politics.