Talk around campus: Community response to U.S. Capitol riots

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor

Pro-Trump supporters gathered in mobs outside the walls of Capitol Hill, responding to Trump’s “Save America” rally on Jan. 6. With no regard for security measures, the rioters then broke into the Capitol, leaving an unprecedented path of destruction. Here is how the upper school community has reacted to and perceived the attack.

This talk around campus addresses how the situation has impacted both students and teachers, how they believe America can move forward from this moment and what they wish they could say to the community and to the nation.

If you had a podium to speak to America right now, what would you say? 

“I think it’s really important as a society that we start to value information and learning and depth and nuance and perspective a whole lot more than we do, and it gets increasingly hard in a fast-paced world where we can get information quickly for us to take time and have thoughtful deliberation,” said Katy Rees, upper school history teacher.

Additional reporting by Isha Moorjani.