Mirman kicks off Black History Month

02/01/17 12:06:pm
| Category: Celebrations

Mirman kicked off Black History Month with a student-led assembly. Before our assembly, we interviewed students in both lower and upper school to talk about Black History Month, equality, Black Lives Matter, and other important themes.

This year’s theme for Mirman’s Black History month is Courage Through Creation, Performance, and Activism. In collaboration with the PSL Celebrations Committee, please find the schedule for this year’s BHM assembly programming below:

February 1, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Assembly opening Black History Month
This assembly will be led by Upper School and Lower School student representatives.

February 8, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Assembly: Student Voices & Perspectives
In collaboration with the PSL Celebrations Committee, students will highlight historical, contemporary, and personal Black/African American role models.

February 15, 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Open Mic for Poetry, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop
Students will perform their own poetry or share their favorite poems written by prominent Black/African American writers, poets, and musicians.

February 22, 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Unsung Sheroes and Heroes Panel Speakers
Thanks to the PSL Celebrations Committee for coordinating our panel speakers.

March 1, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Performance and Introduction to Women’s History Month
March 1 welcomes Women’s History Month and the culmination of Black History Month. Lula Washington’s performance will encourage our community to explore the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender within history, our communities, and ourselves.

As a connective thread, each classroom will select a prominent figure within the theme to research throughout February, and post facts, photos, and discussion questions on the outside of classroom doors. On February 22, we will have a school-wide gallery walk as we make learning visible.