Greenhill School invites you to join us for Community Conversations 2021: Life Through Story. In a three-part series, Upper School English Department Chair Joel Garza will guide participants on a personal storytelling journey using Clint Smith’s Counting Descent, a poetry collection that is part of our ninth-grade curriculum that challenges readers to learn and unlearn ideas about lineage and tradition. March 2021 is also being designated as Greenhill’s first month of service under the leadership of Angela Woodson, Director of Service Learning and Community Service. These experiential learning events are designed to help deepen the relationships within and beyond our Greenhill community, hopefully preparing us to be better citizens, leaders, and friends.
February 28, March 7  |  4:00 pm
Joel Garza, Upper School English Department Chair, will lead two 45-minute sessions on consecutive Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm CST beginning on February 28, 2021. Session one (February 28) will invite participants to engage actively in the art of story using Clint Smith’s Counting Descent as a view of the beauty and consequence of storytelling. The final session, March 7, is slated to include an experience with author Clint Smith.
Greenhill School is designating March 2021 as its first (perhaps annual) month of service. Angela Woodson, Director of Service Learning and Community Service, has curated opportunities for our families to contribute meaningfully to our neighbors. Upper School Student Affinity Groups are partnering to support these service initiatives. Please sign up for volunteer opportunities below and briefly reflect on your service experience.
Clint Smith is the author of Counting Descent, a 2017 poetry collection that won Best Poetry Book by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and a finalist for the NAACP Image Awards. Smith is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 List in 2018 and Ebony's 2017 Power 100 list.

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