Black History Month

Honoring the past is not something that Head-Royce does in any given month. Rather, topics of equity and inclusion are weaved into our everyday curriculum. However, in observance of Black History Month, we have organized events for various parts of our community so that we may acknowledge and celebrate events in American history inside and outside of the classroom.

For Students

UPPER SCHOOL
  • Learning about the BLACK LIVES MATTER Movement - January 12, Various Times, Room 210
    Professor Frank Roberts, a NYC professor who created a course on the Black Lives Matter movement and how to better understand it, will be coming to our School to speak with the Professional Community and students.
  • Black Student Union Assembly - February 3
    Theme: "What do you stand for" The goal of the assembly is to identify allies within our community by modeling our intersecting beliefs (Black History, HRS affinity groups, and current movements and organizations) for human rights. This assembly will be followed by a brown bag lunch discussion for students.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Mix'd Ingrdnts
    We are welcoming back an outstanding dance company to perform and discuss issues of race, dance as a form of protest, and identity. They are called Mix'd Ingrdnts and their mission is to "empower women to express themselves." They are a racially diverse, Oakland-based group spreading important social justice messages through dance. The event is sponsored by the Parents' Association and they are performing for both the upper school and middle school.
    • They will then host 30 minute workshops with middle school students on topics of social justice.

LOWER SCHOOL
  • Study of Black Changemakers
    Conducted throughout classrooms through read alouds, biography reports, and song.

  • Tools for Change Assembly: February 10
    Tools for Change that have furthered racial progress.

  • Black Panther Exhibit
    Fourth grade students will visit the Oakland museum to see the Blank Panthers exhibit. This is also connected to the students' larger social studies curriculum.

  • Black Lives Matter
    Faculty in service with the Director of Equity & Inclusion on learning more about Black Lives Matter Movement.

For Our Community

NIA Speaker of Color Series
February 3, 7 p.m., MEW
We're excited to announce the 14th installment of the NIA Speaker of Color Series, held each year during Black History Month. This year's event will feature a panel of experts addressing inequality in the technology industry titled Tech Talk: Unlocking the Color Code. This is a free event open to adults and students in the Head-Royce community and beyond.