WAREHAM – The Global Education Club at Wareham High sponsored a Racial Justice Week from February 14-18 in recognition of Black History Month.
During the week, the school highlighted the contributions of prominent Black Americans like Bell Hooks, Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza and Amanda Gorman.
Their contributions ranged from leading the Black Lives Matter movement to the American Poet Laureate reciting an original creation at the inauguration of President Biden, an activist promoting reform of the American justice system, and a leader in the development of feminist theory. The students, Kissamy Georges, Gisella Priestley, Isabella Russo and Juan Martinez made school-wide announcements promoting their contributions and posted them on social media.
Gisella Priestley also published an essay in the school newspaper titled “The Dehumanization of Modern Slavery Against People of Color”, which highlights the discrimination inherent in the American justice system.
The week culminated with the Global Ed Club distributing racial justice bracelets to all students during Friday lunch. Purchase of the wristbands was made possible by the Youth Service America grant through the Wareham Public Schools office of Beyond School Time.