The Black Student Union (BSU) at Nea Community Learning Center hosted its second annual celebration of Black History Month March 1. Black History Month is celebrated in February every year to learn about African-American history and celebrate leaders of the community.
Back for its second year, “Political and Proud, Young Women Take the Lead” returns to celebrate the work of young women leaders in the Alameda community Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The evening features a discussion with young women like Eman Khatri of Alameda High School, who earned Girls Inc. of the Island City’s Women Who Dare Teen Award and Amy Chu, an Encinal High School alum studying environmental economics and policy at UC Berkeley.
Four promising young scientists from the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the Golden Gate Science, Technology, Engineerying and Mathmatics (STEM) Fair and three received awards on Saturday, March 23, in Sausalito. Aidan Gleason, Michael Pham, Katherine Supremo and Emma Willoughby all qualified to attend the Golden Gate event by winning a first place ribbon at ACLC’s annual Science Fair, which was judged by UC Berkeley graduate students in December.
Alameda students are invited to enter the “Everyone Belongs Here” poster contest by Tuesday, April 30. The theme this year is “Every Pronoun Belongs Here.” Through original art and writing, entrants must use the pronoun she, he, they, ze, hir or co in place of formal names, and that regardless of that pronoun the individual is a part of the community, a citizen and accepts all citizens.
Over the last year, adults have debated whether or not Haight Elementary School should be renamed. But what do young people think? Should Haight School be renamed?
To hear more student voices on the topic, the Haight Renaming Committee is hosting an essay contest in partnership with the Alameda Sun. The contest is open to all Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students.