Each week during the month of February, we will highlight an activity from our schools to celebrate Black History Month.

Last Friday, over 100 people filled the auditorium in Kennedy High School for the Voices of the Voiceless open mic, an event hosted by the Black Student Union and the Gay-Straight Association.

The open mic event gave students a chance to express themselves through visual arts, dance, and spoken word. Students worked diligently over several weeks to write, workshop, revise, and practice

“They were brave and vulnerable in front of their peers, family members, educators, and the community,” said Rachel Collins, Black Student Union co-sponsor. “Their pieces inspired all of us to see the world from many points of view and showcased the power of speaking our truth.”

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Kennedy High School - Voice of the Voiceless