The Waldorf School of Garden City Black Student Union (BSU) was proud to host the first Black Professionals and Allyship Forum on Thursday, February 25th for the entire high school.
The forum offered students a view of the Black professional experience while providing perspective on the importance of allyship. What is allyship? Why is it important and how can we all become better allies at School, at work, and in our daily lives? The career paths and experiences of the panelists were diverse and provided students with a broad picture of their journeys as well as their individual thoughts and reflections.
Panelists included Irene Wu – Founder of the YX Foundation, Jeffery Beckham Jr. – CEO of Black Box Creative and Interim CEO of Chicago Scholars, Michael Brunker – CEO of Third Option City, Kevin Beckford – Co-Founder of The Hustlers Guild and Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity, and Chelsea Williams-Diggs – Program Specialist with Vera Institute of Justice.
We are very proud of the student-run WSGC BSU for organizing and hosting this extraordinary event last month as the nation celebrated the contributions of Black Americans. A special “shout out” to grade 11 student, Sanaalee Troupe, and grade 12 student Zamiya Jean for their leadership in pulling the details of this event together!