Respect For All Week & Black History Month

This week we celebrated Black Artists by displaying artwork around the school. Advisories were encouraged to go on a Gallery Walk to admire and respond to the art pieces. Some students shared that the pieces evoked power and strength. Artists that were highlighted include Amy Sherald, Charly Palmer, Kehinde Wiley, Jordan Casteel, Stormy Nesbit, and Sharon Walters. 
We also celebrated Respect for all Week which is a DOE initiative. The NYCDOE Respect for All (RFA) program was launched in 2007 to build the capacity of staff and students to actively promote a community of inclusion in each of our schools. The importance of promoting respect for diversity in our daily practice is vital to creating and sustaining an inclusive school climate and culture in each of our schools so that all students feel valued, supported and safe. Some of the themes include celebrating kindness, anti-bullying, respect for differences, gender identity, acceptance. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance sponsored Rainbow Day where they distributed buttons celebrating the LGBTQ community and allies! The week ended with No One Eats Alone Day and we had a photo booth available for students to come together and meet new friends in the cafeteria.