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Students’ voices shine at Diversity Day

Hundreds of students from Kennedy and Jefferson high schools gathered on the east lawn at Civic Plaza in May getting to know each other and listening to other students’ original poetry about diversity and inclusion. It was the first time the schools’ Diversity Day activities were held at Civic Plaza, which wasn’t the only change for
the event. 

To ensure the highest level of student engagement this time around, Human Services’ Amanda Crombie and Emily Larson facilitated many group discussions with students about what they’d like to see at the event. As a result, the event t-shirts were designed by students, event speakers were student poetry contest winners, there was an interactive ice breaker game between students from both schools and the event was held at a central location.

The Human Rights Commission, Human Services and the District Office of Educational Equity have partnered for Diversity Day since 2005.