Last December, families and staff gathered around their tables and computers to celebrate the Genesee Hill community. While some folks prepared new recipes from the community cookbook, others enjoyed takeout from local POC-owned establishments. From the comfort of their homes, community members “clicked to join” the fourth annual, and first-ever virtual, Unity Night. While swapping the regular school cafeteria venue for zoom added novelty, many familiar aspects of Unity Night remained. Last year’s event proved that Unity Night is an enduring Genesee Hill tradition!
Unity Night is back this year and will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This year’s event will be centered around the theme “Many Stories, One Community” and will feature some old and new favorite features, including: an updated Unity Night Virtual Room, student artwork, and student performances. We’ll keep the event fresh with breakout rooms with engaging prompts and student art submissions from the Reflections Program. We’re not organizing meals this year, but we encourage families and staff to create their own potluck using the Genesee Hill Community Cookbook or to order take-out from a local restaurant on this list of Black-owned businesses to eat during the event. Finally, come prepared with paper and drawing tools to participate in our virtual community art project!
The program is designed to be a fun and welcoming space for students and grown-ups alike. Look in the Thursday bulletin for the Zoom link.
In the meantime, visit the Virtual Room (link in Thursday bulletin) to read books, use the jug and pizza to plan your Unity Night meal, and click on the foxes to see students’ Unity Night projects.
All are welcome and we hope you will join and help build commUNITY this year!