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DPS Students Share their Heroes for Black History Month

Feb. 17, 2021
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This month, students had the opportunity to share their heroes in celebration of Black History Month during our Anchored in Advocacy event. This offering is a part of the African American Equity Task Force’s African-American Parent & Family Institute. This includes our ongoing Anchored series, which was created to celebrate, educate and inform families on how to navigate DPS systems and structures in order to best advocate for their student’s needs.

About Anchored in Advocacy

Anchored in Advocacy was a virtual event designed for African American students and families. During the virtual event on Feb. 9, we received and celebrated 86 student nominated for demonstrating advocacy in their school and/or community, and our 49 parents nominated to be highlighted for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)! Thank you to all the schools, staff and families that submitted student and parent names.

Our interim superintendent, Dwight Jones, joined the event and shared how all DPS schools are working on their Black Excellence Plans. The event also included engaging activities such as Family Reading Circles hosted by our Black Dads Story Time and Book Club, Family Learning Circles with the College and Career Success team and our very own guest student leaders speaking about their podcasts, Know Justice Know Peace from DMLK, along with the Young African American and Latinx Leaders.