Summer 2021

Lives That Speak

Sonya Clark ’85 unravels the power of the mundane and the sacred.
 

Liz Kleinrock ’05 on creating an anti-racist classroom, tossing out standardized curricula, empowering kids, dismantling the model-minority myth, and purging capitalism-fueled grind culture.


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Into the Fold

Paper cranes return to campus in a Pan-Asian celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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Department Articles

Fond Farewells
By Sacha Zimmerman

The community salutes beloved and retiring faculty, who have collectively served the School for more than a century.

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Paper Hearts
By Loren Hardenbergh

The Sidwell Friends community gathered to do what we’ve done for decades as we strive for peace and healing during difficult times: We folded.

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Into the Fold
By Sacha Zimmerman and Kristen Page

Paper cranes return to campus in a Pan-Asian celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

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On Campus News

The Fire Within

Mei Xu (P ’19, ’21) discusses memory, candles, innovation, and the bamboo ceiling at a recent Conversations with Friends.

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Sad News Regarding Robert L. Smith

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that former head of school and trustee Robert Lawrence Smith died peacefully early Monday, May 24, at the age of 96 at his home in Bethesda.

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Helping Others By the Book

Nia Brown ’22 thought of a way to get more books by and about people of color into the hands of local elementary school students. Now her program has won $500 from LearnServe International.

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The Message, Not the Medium

Sidwell Friends guest artist Suzanne Firstenberg delivers the Rubenstein lecture and tackles the pandemic, empathy, and thousands of unfinished stories.

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Sidwell Friends Alumni Magazine is published three times a year for the community. It features School news, stories, profiles, and alumni Class Notes.

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