St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) celebrated the start of Black History Month with a program that showcased the rich heritage and diversity of the African American community.
“We believe it is important for our students to understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to our society”,
Principal Megan Otero stated.
“We hope this program will help them develop a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage and diversity of the African American community and enable them to make a positive impact in the world”.
Organized and sponsored by the High School’s Black Student Union, students learned about hip hop dance, African dance, black hair, black “storytelling” and African American films, led by professional dancers, drummers and our own Black Student Union.
The program aimed to educate and inspire students about the contributions and achievements of African Americans, while also providing opportunities for personal growth and development.
Dance workshops allowed students to experience different forms of movement and expression, while the seminar on hair and its beauty provided them with a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of hair and hairstyling. Storytelling and film screenings offered students a broader look at the history and experiences of African Americans.
St. Joan Antida High School is committed to providing a comprehensive education that prepares students for success in college and beyond. The Black History Month program is just one of many initiatives aimed at fostering a culture of inclusion and respect in the school system.
Kimberly McGowan, Director of Admissions & Enrollment of Saint Joan Antida High School
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