CDDHS hosts 2nd annual Black History assembly
February 10, 2020
SHELBURNE, Ontario – Students and staff at Centre Dufferin District High School presented their 2nd annual Black History assembly on February 7 at the school.
This assembly was presented to students, staff and community members by the school’s Black Chapter.
The Black Chapter at CDDHS was created last year in response to several students who were interested in starting a Social Equity Group for racialized students. The Black Chapter has since grown into a group of dedicated students who combine their passions, interest in history and equity, and their talents.
This year’s assembly was a little bit different from last year because it took on a fashion focus. Thanks to four local fashion designers, students in the Black Chapter were able to celebrate culture through fashion. The designers who donated their clothing to the students were Ester Abarowei, Linda Eghobor, Esther Akinkunade and Dominique Raymond.
The assembly featured students singing songs that mean a lot to them, sharing poetry, and sharing dance and step performances.
The hard work and dedication of the students and staff involved with the Black Chapter really shone during the assembly.
Great job to everyone involved!
Black History work at the Upper Grand District School Board is not just something that happens in the month of February, this work is available to students year-round.
Black History initiatives are happening throughout the UGDSB in a variety of ways. Share with @ugdsb how your school is celebrating Black History this month.