Students from Centre Dufferin District High School’s Black Chapter hosted and led the Black Brilliance conference.
Reflecting on all that was accomplished during Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month.
During the month of February a variety of resources and supports centering Black histories, experiences and contributions are highlighted and celebration across all grades in the UGDSB.
This year, the UGDSB launched ‘UGTalks about’ – an initiative inspired by TED Talks, to centre student voice.
As part of the month, the UGDSB Equity Department and several UGDSB Black Student Union groups organized guest speakers, video tributes and features, and virtual information sessions for students and staff.
Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond. One individual had a direct connection to the school board and our region, although much of this history was not widely known until a few years ago.
During Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures month, grade 1 and 2 students in Elizabeth Newman’s class at Victoria Terrace Public School researched the life of Viola Desmond and her role in Canada’s Black History.
Students in the Black Chapter student group at Centre Dufferin District High School recently released a video as part of Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures month, the topic of this video – Hair Love.
Students from across the country were invited to submit original artwork and photographs to be included in the Black History Month digital exhibition “Solidarity in My Community.”
Students and staff in the Upper Grand District School Board are coming together virtually this month to celebrate Black Brilliance, Heritage and Futures.