Diversity and Difference
The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes African American/Black History Month 2011
This year's theme is "African Americans and the Civil War"
Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Since its inception, Black History Month has always been celebrated in February. Here at MSPP we would like to acknowledge this important month by asking you to ask the children in your life “what does Black History Month mean to you?” Responses will be posted on our website (first name and age only). Please respond directly to Gretchen Nash (email@example.com) with your responses. Anyone at all can participate. Take this opportunity to engage your family members in a discussion of the importance of American Black History.
From a Child’s Perspective: What does African-American History Month Mean to You?
"Black History month means to me that all the black people we know can celebrate Obama, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks because they did very special things." — Simarah, Age 6
"My name is Chariss Webb. I am 12½ years old. My mother asked me what Black History Month means to me. I had to think about that. Black History Month means being proud of who you are. I am proud. We got a month to show our accomplishments but I celebrate being who I am all year."
"We celebrate African History Month and remember that they had a hard life when they were slaves so that we learn not to give up like they didn't give up." —Sam, Age 9
"It means to for all people to remember the good deeds the African Americans did for the world." —Gwen, Age 8
Please stay tuned for these upcoming events
Monday February 14th and Tuesday February 15th at 12:00 pm in the student lounge. We will be serving southern fare (“soul food”) from local caterers.
Monday February 14th at 12:00-1:30 pm in classroom 1. Come see this compelling documentaryabout 600 African American evacuees from Louisiana post Hurricane Katrina who get placed in Utah without any forewarning. We will be offering a second showing of this film to be announced.