Following a primary upset last June, in this month's general election Kristin Richardson Jordan '05 won the City Council seat to represent District 9, Central Harlem. Kristin, a democratic socialist, ran a grassroots campaign that aimed to "disrupt the district with radical love." Learn more about Kristin's platform.
Less than a week after her victory, Kristin returned to Calhoun for an Upper School town meeting hosted by the senior Diversity and Accountability Board (DAB). She spoke about the power of young people, who helped fuel her own campaign and are the leaders of other movements around the world. Kristin also reflected on her time at Calhoun, which was her first taste of activism. As she described, "one of the things that got me to where I am is Calhoun being a space for student activism and a place that didn't squash dissent or student voices."