Black History Month 2023

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Black Renaissance

"But if the Harlem Renaissance stirred Black people to see themselves, if the Black Arts Movement stirred Black people to love themselves, then the Black Renaissance is stirring Black people to be themselves. Totally. Unapologetically. Freely. "
— Ibram Kendi

We are excited to share with you some of the exciting events and activities that we have planned in collaboration with students to occur throughout the month of February. We encourage your participation in as many events and activities that you have time to fit into your schedule.

We are proud of the vision of the SPASD to be recognized as a high performing school district of choice that reflects the values of our diverse community. We are grateful to be part of a school district and community where there is a commitment to diversity and belonging.

We hope you will engage with us as a community of learners to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans.

Please join us all month as we celebrate Black History Month!

Upcoming Community Events

Black Professionals/Career Exploration Fair - Feb. 8 from 5-7 pm at SP West

Black Professionals / Career Exploration Fair

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
5:00-7:00 pm
Sun Prairie West High School

We invite you to meet Black Professionals from Dane County to explore their careers. Over 35 Black Professionals have been invited to attend and share their experiences from a wide range of careers such as Chief Operating Officers, Physical Therapists, Directors of Business, Accountants, Doctors, and more! All are welcome to attend and have conversations with these professionals!

Read Your Heart Out - Feb. 10 at Northside & Westside, Feb. 24 at Creekside & Royal Oaks

Read Your Heart Out

Friday, February 10, 2023
Northside & Westside Elementary Schools

Friday, February 24, 2023
Creekside & Royal Oaks Elementary Schools

In recognition of National African American Parent Involvement Day, come celebrate Black and African American students' culture through the love of reading while bringing the community together. We invite community members to volunteer to read a book to our students. Reach out to the Department of Systemic Equity & Inclusion for more information.

Soul Food Dinner - February 24th from 5:30-7:00pm at SP East

Soul Food Dinner

Friday, February 24, 2023
5:30-7:00 pm
Sun Prairie East High School

Come enjoy a meal catered by Mcgee's Chicken, a local black-owned restaurant, at this annual fundraiser for our Black Student Union students. DJ M, a local Black DJ, will be there to keep us grooving while we break bread together.

2023 Black History Month T-Shirt

Black History Month T-Shirt

This shirt features the quote above from Ibram Kendi, and is available for purchase from Ameriprint at this link. Proceeds from these shirt sales will support Black

Student Unions across our system. Students have told us that they know who supports them by the actions that we take. This is another way to show our Black students that we see, hear, love, and value them.

Order your shirt here

Click below to read the full School Board proclamation

First page of the PDF file: Black History Month 2023 Proclamation