West Middle School students learned lessons on anti-violence and career readiness from a guest educator and motivational speaker Thursday.
Dr. Chandra Gill, the author of "Champions Break Chains" and founder of Blackademically Speaking Enterprises, visited West during an assembly held to remember the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 45 years ago April 4.
During her speech, Dr. Gill spread a message of anti-violence, conflict resolution, education, and career readiness.
"I don't care where you're from, I don't care what you've been through, at the end of the day, you can break the chains and you can, when as it's said, if you're down, but you can look up," Dr. Gill said. "If you can look up, you can get up."
Dr. Gill will also speak at Auburn High School on Friday.