Annual Black History Celebration: the Afro-Latinx Experience

Annual Black History Celebration: the Afro-Latinx Experience

This year, Launch students and staff celebrating the contributions that Afro-Latinx people have made to Black History. Through spoken word, drumming, dance and song, students shared their talent and passion with the Launch community. 

When families entered the school they were welcomed into a student created jungle that called to mind the African diaspora. The entryway and cafeteria were transformed into a fine arts gallery that featured students artwork. 

The celebration started with an incredible banquet of food provided by our families.  Families broke bread together as a community while being entertained by the Launch Step Team. 

Families were then ushered into the auditorium for a breathtaking performance. Launch students kicked off the show featuring dancing and drumming in collaboration with  dancers from the Asase-Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation. Our Step Team, Majorettes Dance Team and Cheerleaders all performed.  We also learned about the Afro-Latinx experience from the League of Exceptional Ladies.  On this day, and everyday, everyone felt proud to be part of the Launch community.  Our student’s talent and our family and community partnerships made it special.  

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