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Diversity Day

Diversity Day

 

On March 21, Westhill High School held its second annual “Diversity Day.” In an effort to support an inclusive community, our students and staff participated in a variety of workshops to learn about other cultures, discuss gender and mental health issues, learn about the differently abled, make sandwiches for the homeless and listened to stories shared by our local refugees! 

The day kicked off with keynote speaker, Tim Conners, who shared his inspiring story about perseverance as a survivor of leukemia. Although Tim’s cancer caused blindness, he still managed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. His unique perspective motivated students to think about the importance of overcoming barriers, taking control of their lives and building community.

It was a great opportunity for our students to learn more about the diverse people and experiences that enrich Onondaga County. We would like to thank the Westhill Education Foundation for making this day possible! Please see the list of our visitors below:

Positive Energy Program

Wacheva; African Drumming    

Capeoria- Brazilian Afro-Martial Arts

The Art of Native American Lacrosse

Q Center  

RISE Refugee Resettlement

Griot Storyteller; Vanessa Johnson

Indian Dance; Syracuse University

We Rise Above The Streets

Ophelia’s Place

Provisions Bakery

Gigi’s Playhouse

 


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