February 2024

Black History Month at WNS

With the help of the DEIJ committee, WNS families, and our incredible WNS faculty and staff, we have put together a number of events throughout the month of February designed to inspire and to bring joy.

We hope that this page serves as a launch pad for accessing a range of resources and activities for all ages and grade levels, to educate, support our students in their learning, and spread awareness about Black history.

Afro-Caribbean Dance Group - Black History Month 2022
"From Dirt to Drip: A Conversation about Coffee" hosted by WNS parents at Hot & Cool Cafe - a WNS family-owned business


We are excited to offer a variety of events to recognize and celebrate Black History Month this year. Some will be for students only, some for just  parents and caregivers, and some for the entire WNS community. We can’t wait to see you there!

February 7th

Community Gathering (8:15am)

Step show & Black Greek letters day – wear your HBCU pride or something to represent your college/university. 

After Community Gathering and before the ECC Sing, join us for a Parent/Caregiver Community Coffee hosted by Cafe ORA – a WNS parent Black-owned business (formerly Hot & Cool Cafe)!

February 7th

ECC Black History Month Sing (9am)

Join us at the ECC amphitheater for a special morning sing to celebrate Black History Month. 

February 13

WNS Celebrates Mardi Gras

Look out for Mardi Gras beads at carline on this morning!

February 14th

Community Gathering (8:15am)

History of Black Music: All That Jazz.

Reggie Quinerly Jazz Quartet and guest singer. 

February 21st

Community Gathering (8:15am)

History of Black Music: MOTOWN

Led by Mr. Samson Trinh

February 28th

Community Gathering (8:15am)

To Be Announced

February 29th

Black Art Gallery Reception (3:30-6pm)

Throughout the month of February, we will be showcasing a Black Art Gallery in the MLC (2nd floor of 5401 building). Join us on Thursday,  2/29, for a reception with light refreshments. All are welcome. 

Missed an event?

Take a look at our photo sharing platform, Vidigami, to stay up to date with all of the incredible events that are taking place this month! 

Event Spotlight: Black Art Gallery

Throughout the month of February, visit the WNS MLC (Multimedia Learning Center) on the second floor of the 5401 building (main campus) to view a spectacular exhibition of Black art. Curated by WNS parents and caregivers, this exhibition is personal to our school community and aims to celebrate Black artists. On February 29th, we’ll be hosting a reception with light refreshments (adults and children welcome) to celebrate the exhibition. 

Let's Learn

Use the link below to access a broad range of resources that have been carefully curated by our academic team, director of DEIJ, and student support team to further your learning surrounding Black History Month. 

Resources are grouped by age. We hope you find them useful. If you find a resource that you think would be beneficial to add, we invite you to send it to Dr. Martinique Starnes, Director of DEIJ at mstarnes@wns-la.org.