PRIDE PUBLISHING GROUP — The Equity and Diversity Department, in collaboration with other MNPS departments and community partners, is hosting a series of events to celebrate Black History month, including two Lunch and Learn Sessions. These sessions are open to anyone who wants to increase their capacity to engage with students and families effectively and equitably.
Mon. Feb. 12 – Supporting Young Black Men, 11:30 am-noon. Facilitator: 100 Kings Staff. Location: MNPS Employee Wellness Center Large Conference Room A. This workshop explores how to support young Black men through relationship building and mentoring.
Wed., Feb. 21 — What’s Up with Black Girls?, 11:30 am-noon. Facilitator: Tasha Fletcher. Location: MNPS Employee Wellness Center Large Conference Room A. This workshop will cover the topic of Black girls as the fastest growing demographic to be suspended and expelled. Explore ways to promote the brilliance and leadership of Black girls.
Mon., Feb. 26 — Because of You Celebration, 10-11 am. Location: MNPS Board Room. Meet the ‘Nashville16’ students who bravely desegregated Metro Nashville Public Schools. School board members, local officials, principals and students will recognize these local heroes of desegregation.
Tues., Feb. 27 – Black History Community Celebration, 5-7 pm. Location: Martin Center. Celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the fabric of our nation, our communities, and our schools. Join us for an evening filled with dance, song, storytelling and history.