“I think as triggering as the movement can be for assault survivors, it’s also incredibly comforting because you have to understand this is the first time in my entire life that I’ve not felt alone about this. That’s incredible and it makes all the difference,” Max said.Read More
Teachers, administrators, faculty and students spoke out about the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, sparking discussion across the Marlborough community.
Secrets have an enormous cost on people and so does shame, so anything that creates a culture that is less stigmatizing towards survivors potentially creates a context and an environment for healing.
It should have been something that I instantly spoke up about and I didn’t… When you’re first starting a job and you’re surrounded by [sexual harassment], silence seems like the only way to keep your job, and what we’re finding out now is that it just puts more people in harm’s way
The term affirmative action was first used in the United States by President John FW. Kennedy during the Civil Rights Movement. In an executive order, Kennedy told government contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”
Similarly to Marlborough students, students at other private schools in Los Angeles have dealt with the limitations on free speech and free expression.
Freedom of speech was first outlined as a right to all US citizens in 1791 as part of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The right to freedom of speech was further outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights as being guaranteed to all people. However, this right has caveats for private school students and teachers.
While Marlborough may be viewed as a prestigious institution across the country, the image of Marlborough is continually evolving and is reflected in the opinions of Marlborough students, students in schools around Los Angeles, and college communities.
For many Marlborough students, entering Upper School means pressure to submit college applications filled with impressive activities and a clear focus on the future. Some students have found these pressures to be a catalyst for stress and anxiety in planning summer break activities.