Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Spanish Honor Society and Diversity Club.
The Spanish Honors Society and the Diversity Club invite you to attend our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m. The event will include appetizers, the movie "Pelo Malo" and great conversation!
Diversity Club Event: Culture Appreciation Night
November 7, 2018
The Diversity Club hosted a Cultural Appreciation Night in the Performing Arts Center. The inclusive event included an interactive dance session, Jamaican food and a variety of activities to learn about other cultures. This was an amazing opportunity to learn and experience something new and have a great time with the SJA community.
Student Diversity Leadership Conference
The following opportunity, sponsored by the SJA Diversity Committee and Administration, is open to all students:
Student Diversity Leadership Conference hosted by National Association of Independent Schools
November 28-December 1, 2018 in Nashville, TN
We will leave on Monday, November 26, and head to Memphis, TN. There, we will experience a bit of Civil Rights history on Tuesday, November 27, before heading to the conference in Nashville.
This past year, five St. Joe students attended the conference. It was a powerful and transformative experience for each of them. Their confidence grew and their voices strengthened in regard to recognizing the importance of standing by and with our brothers and sisters who experience exclusion as a result of their identities. As the application states, these students developed effective strategies for social justice, empathy and much conversation about love. Though this is not a retreat or a theological conference, it invites the students to live their faith more fully and learn more deeply what it means to live out the CSJ charisms of unifying love and living in right relationship.
For more information, an application and for estimated costs, please contact Ann Hammer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month / Catholic Schools Week MassFreedom: A Celebration of Black History through Music
Thursday, January 31
Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The Black History Month student committee presented “Freedom: A Celebration of Black History through Music.” Students, parents and friends gathered in the Theater to learn about the history, styles and messages conveyed in different pieces of music written and performed by African American artists. Students researched, listened to and selected songs from different eras to share with the audience.
Many thanks to the committee and Ms. Ann Hammer, Diversity Club moderator, for organizing this informative event.