On Wednesday, February 24, the SHS group Youth Rising Up* held its highly anticipated annual Shorewood High School Black History Month celebration virtually.
This year's celebration was titled “Black History: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth” and students spent four months making preparations for the final show. The students took a deep look at injustices throughout specific time periods and the movements that brought the nation where it is today; the audience was exposed to different civil rights movements with expressions shared through skit, song and spoken word; and the viewers were taken on a narrated journey from the perspective of what it's like to be a Black youth in America when injustices do occur.
The students spent countless hours on the video and their hard work definitely shined through in the finished project.
In addition to watching the entire performance below, you can also hear YRU student testimonials regarding the creation of and content in the BHM celebration, in last week’s Board meeting video here (starting at 6:30).
*Youth Rising Up serves as a student organization to foster student development through diversity, academics, and social services. The purpose of YRU is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for all students. In addition, to continue to promote community and self-enrichment by way of community service and volunteerism. If you would like to further the YRU mission, you can donate to the organization here.