February = Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, and Black Futures Month

Posted February 3, 2023

Attention Ken Danby Families,

February is Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, and Black Futures Month.  This is an important month to approach learning and growing together to help understand and recognize Black history, brilliance, reality, and futures.

At Ken Danby, we have a responsibility and are committed to providing opportunities for students to think critically, as well as to support equity, inclusion, and foster understanding of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social justice. Throughout this month, classes will be engaged in learning that is focussed mostly on the positive contributions, histories, and futures of Black people, using the resources provided by the UGDSB.

More commonly known as Black History Month, February is Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month in the UGDSB.

Here is a little more background info:

What’s in a name? 

Responsively and with critical thought, students driving this work in the UGDSB requested that the month be named Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, and Black Futures month in 2021. This intentional name represents a balanced approach to understanding that the history, reality, and future of people of the African diaspora involves immense racism and injustice including slavery as well as pre-slavery history, excellence, social justice action and positive contribution.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your time,

Mr. Blair Conrad (Principal) and Mr. Derek Tellis (Vice Principal)



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