T.O. kids doing amazing things to make the world a better place
When it came time to plan a Black History Month assembly in February, Branksome Hall handed the reins to its Afri-View Club, led by students Sophia Williams and Massoma Kisob. The members decided to use the assembly to start a dialogue on race, representation and identity, as well as raise awareness for black female victims of violence and police brutality. Grade 11 student Rayne Sutherland shared her experience as a black woman at Brank- some Hall and how the school has made her feel at home. Other members spoke about black culture, colourism and the intersection between racism and sexism. Their goal was to further the discussion of race in the school’s community, and they received an overwhelmingly positive response. During this school year, the club will orchestrate smaller initiatives along with the annual assembly to keep the conversation going.
SHARING STORIES Rayne Sutherland was one of the assembly’s featured speakers