The Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice has arranged dozens of events and programs for Black History Month for students and the broader Milton community.
All-school programming kicked off with a visit from artist and educator Endia Beal, who shared several of her photography and video works that highlight the lived experiences of people of color and told stories about her journey as an artist who merges fine art with social justice.
Activist, writer, and educator Yavilah McCoy joined the community on February 15, speaking about the intersections of her identities as a Black, Jewish woman; she challenged students to approach inclusion as intersectional work. Milton graduate Osaremen Okolo ’13, a policy advisor for public health and equity in the Biden administration, is scheduled to speak with students next week.
In addition to speakers, this year’s Black History Month programs include celebrations and meetings among affinity groups—gatherings of students who share a common identity—and cultural clubs; a performance by Afrobeats Dance Boston; a networking night and alumni panel discussion; a trivia night; and a Black History Month film festival.