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Black History Month 2013

 
Black History Month Kick-Off:
A TASTE OF SOUL
Friday, February 1, 2013
5:30-7:30pm
East High School, 1801 East Main Street
 
Featuring mouthwatering creations— Fried chicken, baked ham, collard greens, mac & cheese, dirty rice, corn bread, potato salad, and peach cobbler—prepared by East High School Culinary Students.

Dinner will be served from 6:00 - 7:00pm.

Performances by World of Inquiry School No. 58's Crystal and Gems Step Team, School No. 9’s Earthquake Shakers Step Team, and School No. 19’s Strings for Success.

 
Space was limited to the first 300 guests. Registration is currently full for this event. If you have questions concerning your registration, please call 585-262-8621.
 
 
 
ARTS & JAZZ RECEPTION
Thursday, February 7, 2013
5:00 - 7:00pm
City Hall in the Atrium, 30 Church Street
 
Featuring K-12 students and other local professional artist’s artwork representing 150 years of Emancipation Proclamation. Performances by SOTA Jazz Ensemble and Jimmy Highsmith.
 
Sponsored by the City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee and the RCSD Board of Education’s Black History Month Committee.
 
 
BOARD OF EDUCATION
BLACK HISTORY MONTH OBSERVANCE
Thursday, February 14, 2013
5:00 - 6:30pm
RCSD Central Office, 131 West Broad Street
3rd floor Room 3A/B
 
Performances by School No. 30 Choir, School of the Arts, and the Fredrick Douglass Orators. Recognition of students with a GPA of 4.0 or better and special award presentation to an African American citizen from our community.
 
 
 
FASHION SHOW: “BEAUTIFUL AFRICA”
Saturday, February 16, 2013 New Date!
1:00 - 3:00pm
Joseph C. Wilson Magnet Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee Street
 
Featuring models from RCSD, including students, parents, teachers, educational staff, and community members. African fashions provided by Tejan's Out of Africa. Performances by SOTA Dancers and Step Team, Franklin Campus Choir and Jalon Wilson.
 
 

 
All events are free and open to the public. Black History Month 2013 is sponsored by the Rochester Board of Education.