SD73 Anti-Racism Poster Contest

Posted On Friday March 17, 2023

SD73 students participated in the second annual Henry Grube Education Centre Library Learning Commons Anti-Racism Poster Contest in February.

The goal of the poster contest was to encourage students to celebrate and honor diversity and multiculturalism in School District No. 73. Our theme this year encouraged students to reflect on how diversity makes our community stronger.

“This project offers opportunities for school-wide conversations about racism. It also encourages staff and students to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively. I am so excited to see so many students get involved in this project and learn from their reflections,” stated Andrea Wallin, HGEC Library Learning Commons Coordinator.

Student Mya Burnell also reflected on the learning experience: 

"What came to my mind when I was doing my art is that everyone belongs. It doesn't matter if you are a different colour, shape, or size. You are human and you are important" Mya Burnell (Pacific Way Elementary).

Three posters were selected to use as title pages for new HGEC Library Learning Commons Teacher Resource booklets. 

Congratulations to Thanisha Thanisha (AE Perry), Mya Burnell (Pacific Way), and Shayla Chadwick (Westsyde Secondary) who have been awarded book prizes for their submissions. All posters will be displayed at our upcoming Anti-racism Student Leader event later in March. Additionally printed copies of posters will be available for interested schools.

Thank you to Andrea Wallin, SD73 Library Learning Commons Coordinator, for connecting us to our Cultural and Identity Development Priority in the 2022-2027 District Strategic Plan.

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