Virtual Black History Month Celebration

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Welcome students of Acero Cruz, Gale Community Academy, Joyce Kilmer, New Field, Chicago Math & Science Academy, Senn High School, and Sullivan High School!

Loyola Park has hosted a Black History Celebration for going on 19 years! We will not let a pandemic prevent us from joining together and celebrating.

Theme: ``One Pen, One Page``

In this new year, we are doing a virtual Black History Month Celebration. The theme is “One Pen, One Page,” inspired by Amanda Gorman. Create art using any Adinkra Symbol and what this symbol represents to you.

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and delivered her original poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

No fees are required. Entries will be accepted starting February 8th thru Feb. 22nd. We will get together on Zoom for a live virtual exhibit on Sunday, February 28th at 12:30 pm.

* Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti. Adinkra are used in fabrics, pottery, logos, and advertising. They are engraved into walls and other architectural features. Fabric Adinkra are often made by woodcut printing or screen printing.

How To Enter

Please fill out this Google Form to get started

Videos must be 2-3 minutes or less. Please title submitted work including your name.

For Analog poems, Images, or Written pieces, title all submitted work including your name.

Add File and Submit.

Thank you for your participation! This event will be promoted community-wide to a large audience. We appreciate you!

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