Our minds not only need this escape, they need the creative exercise that comes from following a light topic down a twisting rabbit hole, looking at something a million different ways and reminding ourselves of the sheer joy and excitement that comes from discovering something new within something familiar.
The best way we can honor Dr. King is to choose community over chaos — to find the courage and will to overcome procrastination and stand with those who are sacrificing for justice.
Nourishing an environment where activism is not only accepted, but encouraged, only serves to bolster the educational experience at Kenyon. With that in mind, the College recently adopted revisions to its protest policy to affirm the College’s commitment to free expression, protect the right to peaceful demonstration and provide clear guidance to all members of our Kenyon community.
The great feminist poet, scholar and activist Audre Lorde wrote, “Revolution is not a one-time event. It is becoming always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make genuine change in established, outgrown responses.”
Remarks on the occasion of the Class of 2019’s graduation at Kenyon’s 191st Commencement.