Gonzaga Celebrates Black History Month
On Wednesday, February 3, the Gonzaga community gathered to hold our annual Black History Month Assembly on Zoom. After the welcome and opening prayer, the video below was shared to open the event and introduce the month-long programming that will be hosted by the ONYX Club under the direction of Mr. Devon Leary, Gonzaga's Director of Diversity.
Following the video, four student poets--Kadari Machen '22, Drew Duff '21, Richard Scott '23, and Kevin Donalson '21 -- read some of their original work. This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Eddie Moore, provided a thought-provoking talk, culminating with an invitation to participate in a 21-day interactive action plan to continue the conversation and work toward a more inclusive community on Eye Street and beyond.
At the end of the school day, students were invited to a Jesuit inter-school Black History Month Prayer Service with Loyola Blakefield and Georgetown Prep. The service celebrated the many significant contributions of Black Americans to the United States and world and encouraged all participants to reflect on the long and ongoing fight for civil rights and justice.