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Ithaca, N.Y.— With the beginning of a new school year, Ithaca City School District Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will host two events next week in the spirit of love, community, and moving forward.

On Tuesday, September 5, Dr. Brown and Mayor Myrick will host a conversation at Ithaca College on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. and discuss how we, as a community, may work together to move forward and respond productively to complex issues in these difficult times. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Director of Programs and Outreach for Ithaca College and an ICSD Board member.

The following day, Dr. Brown and Mayor Myrick will join area clergy and Cornell University for the Ithaca NY: Leading with Love community walk. The simple, non-political event is a celebration of education, young people, and the power and potential of unified, loving communities, from every background. The walk from Stewart Park to Ithaca High School will conclude with brief remarks from Dr. Brown, Mayor Myrick, and an Ithaca High School student.

The ICSD encourages those who are unable to attend the walk to engage in their own conversations or symbolic events and, as Dr. Brown said, “to show people from near and far what Ithaca and Tompkins County value: Inclusive, empowering, and culturally responsive environments.”

  • Moving Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Luvelle Brown and Mayor Svante Myrickwill be held on Tuesday, September 5 in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Ithaca NY: Leading with Love will take place on Wednesday, September 6. The walk will begin at Stewart Park’s main pavilion at 7:30 a.m. and end at Ithaca High School at 8:15 a.m.