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École Dewson School Celebrates African Heritage Month

École Dewson School Celebrates African Heritage Month

Monday, February 10, 2014
Categories: School Web Stories

École Dewson School in partnership with the school’s Social Justice Committee, Arts Committee, teachers, and staff kicked off African Heritage Month with a special celebration on Thursday, February 6 called: An evening dedicated to the Legacy of Nelson Mandela.
 
Performances and guest speakers included: students of the Dewson Steel Pan Band; Yolisa Dalamba, a South African-born cultural and education consultant; HOZA, an award-winning performing-arts company; and Greg Frankson a.k.a. Ritallin.   
 
Dewson’s social justice theme for February 2014 is “Black History is for Everyone.”  Students, parents, teachers, and staff will participate in a variety of community events, school assemblies, and classroom activities to improve awareness of racial justice, building alliances and reconciliation as we learn, share, and celebrate the achievements of people of the African Diaspora.

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