Black History Month Celebrated at the Upper School
February was Black History Month, and the Upper School celebrated with several activities throughout the month. On Feb. 1, Jenn Arens of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center spoke about gentrification in Over-the-Rhine and conducted a simulation activity. Later in the month, students were invited to a screening of Selma, which tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the fight for civil rights, and the historic walk from Selma to Montgomery. Students then discussed the film in-depth at lunch the next week. The African-American Awareness (AAA) club also hosted speaker Erik Brown, the founder and president of the environmental graphic design firm, Brownstone Design. Brown, a Seven Hills parent and husband of Upper English teacher and Learning Support Department co-chair Meredith Brown, discussed his work at home and across the globe. Jacky Kalubi, Middle and Upper French teacher and Upper Spanish teacher, taught an African dance workshop, teaching students dances from the Congo. The AAA club also hosted the annual African-American Cultural Food Fest, which featured many delicious foods and served as the final event of the month.