St. Joan Antida High School kicks off Black History Month

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) ---- Students at St. Joan Antida High School are kicking off Black History month with a day full of activities.

"This is something we really look forward to," said Touie Sow, President of Black Student Union (BSU) at St. Joan Antida.

Sow helped organize Wednesday's events welcoming Black History Month. "I think it's important to have a kick-off like this because a lot of our Black students here feel this is kind of our way of feeling seen and feeling heard," she said.

The school day included a visit from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, and a lineup of performances, activities and workshops.

The goal was to engage all students in the different aspects of Black culture, from hair, fashion, food, and dance. "The purpose of the workshops is to just raise awareness and allow everyone to experience our culture in various ways," said Artisha Williams, Dean of Students.

This is their second year holding a kick-off to Black History Month and Williams says school leaders are excited to keep this tradition going.

"We see a huge difference in our Black Student Union. They feel a lot more understood, so we just want to keep that going for our girls," said Williams.

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