Black History Month

Our school community, led by our school's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, are honoring and celebrating Black History Month through a variety of activities.  

Week 1: February 1-5

Weekly Query:

What is social justice?

 

February 1:  School wide collection

February 3:  All school Meeting for Worship

February 4:  Sign making for peaceful protest

February 5:  Peaceful social justice protest and wear a color of the rainbow 

Week 2: February 8-12

Weekly Query:

How do we find the light in everyone?

 

Homerooms will select an important time period or figure in Black history.  Bulletin boards throughout the school will showcase this selection and the students' personal commitment to change.

Week 3: February 15-19

Weekly Query:

How can I change the world and make it a better place for all?

 

February 20:  World Day of Social Justice

Homerooms continue bulletin board creations, study, and reflection on personal commitment choices.

Week 4: February 22-26

Weekly Query:

How can I stand up for others who are not treated with equity?

 

February 26:  School-wide (in person and HyFlex) bulletin board gallery tour

Black Lives Matter at School

Our faculty and staff in partnership with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, will implement six lessons throughout February.  The lessons will focus on the following six themes, which correspond to the thirteen guiding principles of Black Lives Matter at School and antiracism work.

Theme #1:  Restorative Justice, Empathy, and Loving Engagement

Theme #2:  Diversity and Globalism

Theme #3:  White Supremacy Culture + Systematic Racism - Reducing Harm + Repair

Theme #4:  Trans-Affirming, Queer-Affirming, and Collective Value

Theme #5:  Intergenerational, Black Families, and Black Villages

Theme #6:  Black Women and Unapologetically Black

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