Review of BASE's Black Lives Matter Week Of Action
BASE's Black Lives Matter Week Of Action
Review of BASE's Black Lives Matter Week Of Action

This week, from Monday 2/1 to Friday 2/5 was The Black Lives Matter Week Of Action for The Bronx Academy For Software Engineering (BASE). This was BASE's first time of participating in the nationally recognized Week Of Action through hosting various events, contests, and community activities through the hard work of Student Council. 2020 and previous years have displayed examples of racial injustice and civil unrest in the Black community, but also examples of Black excellency and broken barriers. So what other better way to celebrate Black life through community gatherings?

I personally enjoyed the Week Of Action as there were movie screenings of Black films hapenning throughout the week and a town hall that happened earlier this afternoon. The film that I was watching eariler today was "Harriet". This film was a tribute to Harriet Tubman, and I felt very empowered and amazed of how they took her story and put it on the big screen. As for the Town Hall, I felt like it was pretty cool how students, freshman to seniors, created works of art and poetry and got to showcase and present it. There were also many speakers during the Town Hall such as Ms. Joye, my 12th grade AP Statistics teacher and Anthony Carty, a fellow classmate who spoke such empowering words. I hope that we can continue to celebrate Black Life and all life in the future with community events like these.
Edward Yeboah
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Created on 2021-02-06 at 00:02 and last updated on 2021-02-06 at 00:19.