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Black History Month

JTHS is committed to cultivating an inclusive community that values and embraces diversity and respects the humanity of all people.  Please join us as we honor Black History.     
8th Annual African American Read-In February 22 at 6pm  
JTHS and the National Hook-Up of Black Women invites you to attend the 8th Annual African American Read-In. Hosted by Rev. Curtis Bryant Jr., Senior Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, community members can contribute to the virtual celebration by reading short passages of work by African American authors. To participate in reading or for more information, contact Brian Conant at bconant@jths.orgView Flyer  

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Shaping America’s Education Agenda February 25 at 6:30 pm  
Join JTHS Superintendent, Dr. Karla Guseman, as she participates as a panelist in Rainbow Push Coalition’s free virtual event: Shaping America’s Education Agenda – Furthering the Legacies of Historical Black Education.  Moderated by Dr. Sonya Whitaker, National Educational Policy Director for Push Excel, Dr. Guseman is one of six leaders in the educational community discussing opportunities for equity and equality in American’s Education System.  The event takes place on February 25 at 6:30 p.m. CST.  View Flyer 
Register to attend Here 

Black History Month  Panel  Discussion  February 26 at 3 pm  
Central’s Black Student Union and West’s Black Lives Matter Club are proud to present “Being Black in America.” The virtual panel discussion features attorney Gregory Reeder (Joliet West alumnus) of Reeder & Brown P.C.; realtor Carmen Carter (Joliet Central alumna) of Carter Realty Group; Dr. Dan Cochran, professor at Loyola University; and Christina Billy, BSN, RNC-NIC, pediatric nurse specializing in neonatal care. Music provided by Joliet West alumnus, Ellis Wright, a saxophonist with Big Lagniappe. Join the virtual webinar on February 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Those wishing to contribute to Central’s BSU or West’s BLM scholarship fund can donate here.  View Flyer 

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