On Friday, February 15, Nardin Academy High School's Rainbow Heritage Club organized a Black History Month presentation during community time.
The assembly included guests from the City Honors African Dance Team, conversations about microaggressions and cultural appropriation, a hair-style fashion show, testimonials about what Rainbow Heritage Club means to each participant and spoken-word poetry.
"I have been a part of Rainbow Heritage since freshman year, and it has given me a voice in the Nardin community. It has also given me amazing friends and helped me find my voice on important social topics," said senior Taylor Lewis.
The assembly also included a presentation from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) student-leaders who have attended programming such as racial equity impact training. The work of DEI reflects Nardin's strategic initiatives to create a dynamic Nardin community and engage students with the world.
"Being a part of Rainbow Heritage has given me a chance to be a part of a close-knit community of students that value our distinctive cultures." said Candace Erni.
Tajma Fairclough added, "with Rainbow Heritage, I can express myself freely. I love learning about everyone else and their traditions."
A video of the assembly can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/