Greenwood’s Diversity Committee has put together a number of initiatives in honour of Black History Month.
Every morning for the month of February, our morning announcements will highlight an influential Black individual or group. The students making each announcement will summarize each individual or group's lasting impact.
During the week of February 1-5, our Diversity Committee highlighted Malcom X, Viola Desmond, Marsha P Johnson and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Committee members shared information about each influential person and group through videos and presentations on the announcements.
Through the week of February 8-12, the Student Council highlighted several leaders and change makers including Kamala Harris, Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. This week, students will hear from the Athletics Committee who will talk about significant professional athletes who are also activists. Some of these prominent athletes include Angela James, Ashley Lawrence, Andrew Wiggins and Andre de Grasse.
On Friday, February 19, students will engage in workshops focused on identity and representation. Students in Grade 7-8 will be introduced to an inspiring teen activist, Marley Dias
. They will explore her initiative #1000BlackGirlBooks
and the 2020 release of Bookmarks on Netflix