Tag: University of Chicago

There Are Still Gunshots Outside My Window Even After President Obama’s Speech

Yesterday my husband and I watched the Democratic National Convention while anticipating President Obama’s speech. Prior to him being introduced they played a video highlighting some of the President’s most pivotal moments. I remembered most of them, but two in particular stood out: I will never forget when the President cried over the innocent children and adults who lost their lives in Sandy Hook. Guns were…

Moments that Matter

Earlier this week, the University of Chicago Charter School-Woodlawn Campus held their annual commencement ceremony for its graduating seniors.  Kai Stewart, the class valedictorian, stepped to the microphone to address her classmates, school administration and hundreds of proud family members in the audience.  During her speech, Kai reflected on her high school journey, spoke passionately and enthusiastically about her future…