National Hispanic Heritage Month, Part II
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.
Throughout the month, SJA celebrated Hispanic history, culture, cuisine and impact. Each day, Mrs. Veronica Washington, Diversity Coordinator, shared information with students and faculty via our digital announcements. Each faculty member was challenged to incorporate an aspect of Hispanic culture to their curriculum. Several examples of this include:
Students in Mr. Andy Lodes’ “World Religions” course put their culinary skills to the test to bake/cook a traditional Hispanic recipe.
Freshmen in the “Freshman Experience” course, instructed by Mrs. Veronica Washington and Mrs. Cori Castellano Sallaberry ’96, wrote and presented informative speeches about an influential person, place or event in Hispanic culture.
After watching a TED Talk (Sanctuary for Edith: Immigration and Solidarity) in Mrs. Ann Hammer’s “Social Justice” course, students engaged in a class discussion about the video and their responses to the situations presented, in light of the Catholic Social Teaching principle of solidarity.
Additionally, members of Diversity Club hosted a “Coco” movie night for all students to attend. For more information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at St. Joseph’s Academy, please click here.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.