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Black History Month: Ways to Engage

February is Black History Month, an opportunity each year to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and to recognize their central role in our community and society. The accomplishments of Black Americans are notable in the fields we serve as a school – teaching, counseling, school leadership, and educational research. Those accomplishments should be recognized and valued every day, and we set aside this month in particular to reflect on the sacrifices and hard work of Black Americans who have worked and continue to work to build a better future our society.

As we observe Black History Month in our School of Education (SOE), we are proud that our School has been an anchor for education in New York City. For decades we have educated professionals, produced transformational scholarship, and served the needs of New York City schools. Foundational to this work has been the contributions of the Black members of our community. Their efforts are central to improving lives by preparing deeply thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly effective teachers, administrators and counselors and to addressing existing societal inequities and injustices.

Ways to Engage

We encourage each of us to find ways to celebrate events throughout the month to acknowledge Black history in our community and urge our participation. Below are examples of ways to engage as individuals and as a community. You may use this as an entry-point into finding ways to engage.

We’ll continue to update this space with events planned for Hunter College and CUNY as they become available. Please let us know about your events during Black History month so we can post them to our News and Events section as well.

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