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Juneteenth Speaker Series

Established in 2021, Gilman's Juneteenth Speaker Series is designed to highlight and celebrate modern-day contributions to African American culture and initiatives.

The 2022-2023 series for Middle and Upper School students includes:

Laura Jordan and Karen Cooper

Gilman's own Lower School counselor Laura Jordan and fourth grade teacher Karen Cooper presented at the first Juneteenth Speaker Series of the school year. The pair spoke to Middle and Upper School students about their travels together over the summer — to the Whitney Plantation Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

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The 2022-2023 series for Lower School students includes: