Guest Speaker: Marina Nemat

One of Crestwood’s more popular co-curicular clubs is YARRD (Youth against Racial and Religious Discrimination); it is a student-founded club, moderated by Mr. Masters, that was created to provide students with opportunities to exercise their social conscience and to develop a sense of social justice. One of the ways in which YARRD does this is to invite speakers to the school to share their experiences with students. Next week we have two coming in. On Monday, Bodia Marcharia, a gender rights activist from the Congo, will be coming in to share her story and work with a small group of YARRD students. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Marina Nemat is coming in to do a mini-assembly for a larger group of students, many of whom will be from YARRD.

Ms. Nemat is a renowned author whose book, Prisoner of Tehran, was an international bestseller that won numerous awards. Given her stature, we wanted to open the invitation to parents who might be interested in attending. Ms. Nemat will be speaking from 1-2:15 in the Learning Commons. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP Mr. Masters so we can set up appropriately.”

Click here to visit her website.