DISRUPTORS

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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

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