Breakthrough Magnet School South Hosts Global Equity Day

Breakthrough Magnet School South Hosts Global Equity Day

As part of Black History Month, Breakthrough Magnet School South hosted a Global Equity Day.

The event featured:

Tony Vacca, World Rhythm Drummer and Founder of Senegal-America Project

Massamba Diop, Talking Drum Master from Senegal who is featured in the Oscar Nominated Black Panther Soundtrack!

and Abdou Sarr, an amazing dancer from Senegal.

Global Equity Day raised and expanded awareness through performing arts with local and international guest artists. The students spent the morning in workshops with the artists and then enjoyed and participated in the performances. Through drumming, dancing, and conversation, students learned about the importance of discovering their gifts and contributing them to the world.

“Global Equity Day was such a wonderful event! I loved seeing the energy and joy on our students faces and witnessing their expanding self confidence and sense of possibility. In my opinion, Equity for children is about inviting them to claim their power and use their voice and skills at their highest level for the greater good. The lessons within the workshops and at the end of the day event certainly served that purpose.” states Principal Julie Goldstein.

“At Breakthrough South, we weave in ways to highlight and celebrate ethnic and racial diversity within our curriculum and also through high engagement events that promote self pride and build our community.”

 

It is essential for students to develop self confidence to say yes to opportunities and claim their power. To build their up internal strength as they support and lift up one another; and to just celebrate LIFE.

 

The school extends their thanks to to Tony Vacca, Abdou Sarr, and Massamba Diop for sharing their talents and skills as teaching artists.

 

 

Massamba’s big finale song that filled the stage with our students was a one about celebrating what it means to be a true friend. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

You can see all the photos by clicking here.