Andrew Aydin '02 Visits Lovett
Posted 10/21/2016 02:15PM
Andrew Aydin '02 visited campus on Friday, October 21, to engage with students about their work in English, history, and civic leadership classes studying March, the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic memoir series that he co-authored with Congressman John Lewis. Andrew's visit included a talk during Middle School assembly, guest lectures in Upper and Middle School classes, lunch with Middle School students, and a discussion with Upper School's Teens Against Prejudice (TAP) club. 

The visit coincided with eigth graders' work on their Utopian Projects, through which they build communities based on their ideal core values. Many of the core values identified by the students were inspired by their readings of March and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Beloved Community writings, including compassion, tolerance, integrity, leadership, determination, responsibility, honesty, kindness, courage, equality, and freedom.

In addition to the discussions on March, Andrew spoke to students about careers in public service and his work as the Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C.

"We always enjoy when Andrew visits Lovett," said Director of Civic Engagement Angela Morris-Long. "He's a great role model for how you can turn your passion into your profession."
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