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Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced a series of videos about Black culture, achievement and remembrance.

BLACC presents on Black History Month at Flex Time

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted a virtual event celebrating Black History Month during Community Flex Time on Feb. 23. Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced...

The theme for this year's Black History Month is the Black family, representation, identity and diversity.

Black History Month: Its Past, Present and Future

Sydney Fener February 23, 2021

February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black culture and accomplishments. This month is also devoted to acknowledging the deep injustices that Black Americans have historically endured and overcome....

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex present history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

Evan Nichole Brown '12 spoke to a student audience on Zoom about the rigors of freelance journalism.

New York Times freelance writer speaks to Venture, BLACC members

Lily Lee and Natalie Cosgrove January 13, 2021

HW Venture hosted The New York Times freelance writer Evan Nicole Brown ’12 to speak about her journalism career Jan. 13. During the presentation, Brown explained how she launched her journalism career...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Hannah Han September 2, 2020

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After...

Makeda Neavill ’21 dances with fellow students in Hamilton Gym during the BLACC Out Dance event on Friday. BLACC leaders organized the event to encourage students of color from around Los Angeles to celebrate their cultural identities. Credit: Crystal Baik/Chronicle

BLACC hosts dance for Black History Month

Sophia Musante March 5, 2020

The Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted the BLACC Out Dance in honor of Black History Month on Friday. BLACC leader Skylar Graham ’20, who coordinated the event, said she intended...

BLACC members celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hannah Han February 7, 2020

Members of the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) traveled to The Proud Bird restaurant to attend the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration and fundraiser...

JONES STRIKES A POSE: Upper School Dean Chris Jones, who will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head beginning July 1, 2020, sits in his office and smiles.
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Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Lindsay Wu November 14, 2019

Effective July 1, 2020, Upper School Dean Chris Jones will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head, following her promotion to Head of Upper School. Jones's Past During his eight years...

Student members of BLACC helped stuff backpacks to donate to underpriveleged children in the community. During the 30 minute parents and faculty panel, students were able to finish filling 200 bags with school supplies.

BLACC tours art museum

Frank Jiang August 29, 2019

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club hosted its annual retreat Aug. 18. This year, the event took place at the Middle School and included a trip to The Broad museum to help students further develop...

BLACC screens new film

Khyra Stiner October 4, 2018

The upper school Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club members attended a pre-screening at Fox Studios of “The Hate U Give” on Sept. 30. Movie director George Tillman and actor Lamar Johnson,...

BLACC celebrates Black History Month

Saba Nia March 23, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club invited Black Panther Party leader and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Ericka Huggins (Jay Lassiter ’20) to speak to...

Glenn Singleton encouraged the community to hold deeper race-related conversations by listening more actively, understanding one another's background and engaging both emotionally and intellectually with others. His presentation included video clips and personal anecdotes. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Glenn Singleton advises community to engage in conversations about race

Saba Nia February 21, 2018

Author and educator Glenn Singleton encouraged students and faculty members to engage in effective conversations about racial disparities at Wednesday's all-school assembly. The Black Leadership, Awareness...

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