As we move forward as an agency eliminating racial disproportionalities and advancing racial equity, it’s important to continue supporting the voices of BIPOC youth and acknowledge their history as an embedded part of our community every day of the year.
Last month, to celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month, Green Hill School (GHS) hosted a youth-led event with performances by several young people from the school’s African American Cultural Group and Credible Messengers. This highly anticipated yearly event was an especially welcome celebration during these challenging times.
Youth participants organized two separate performances for smaller campus-wide groups in the GHS auditorium. Performances included a video compilation on social justice, spoken word on lived experience and the challenges of being a young person of color, original songs, guitar solos, and educational sharing about the “New Jim Crow” book and generational curses. Participants proudly wore Black Lives Matter shirts created for the event, performed with passion and emotion, and left attendees inspired and informed.
Special thanks to GHS Program Manager Kiara Moses and her team for supporting these young people in honoring Black History Month and creating a day of performances that will always be remembered.