Black History Month

Black History Month at Sawmill Creek
Posted on 02/08/2021
Black History Month at Sawmill Creek Sawmill Creek participates in Black History Month every February to honour the legacy of Black Canadians. We are pleased to share that all Sawmill Creek students from K-8 will have the opportunity to participate in virtual presentations provided by Saidat specifically for Sawmill Creek (http://www.saidat.ca/). Many of our students will recall Saidat’s memorable in-person presentation at Sawmill Creek (pre-COVID). The Saidat Show offers students the opportunity to learn about Canadian Black History in a lively and engaging manner. She captures the attention of all students with her visuals, friendly nature, dance and inspirational messaging. She speaks to the history of many of our Black Canadians and celebrates their achievements. Sawmill Creek has arranged with Saidat to have access to her links online for use in all classes. Her videos are both educational and entertaining.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will also enjoy a performance by actress, Lesley McCurdy, in The Spirit of Harriet Tubman. Lesley portrays the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories using words said to have been Harriet Tubman¹s own. Following the performance, Lesley, will be providing intermediate Sawmill Creek students and staff with live "Talk Back Sessions". In these sessions students will have the online opportunity to ask Lesley questions about the play and her performance. For more information on this performance, check out: The Spirit of Harriet Tubman –Leslie McCurdy.

Throughout Black History Month (and throughout the entire school year), educators at Sawmill Creek will engage in learning and stories that honour the contributions and legacies of Black Canadians and their communities. For more information about Black History Month, check out the Government of Canada’s website at: Black History Month - Canada.ca.
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