by: Cherie Britt
As part of Community Development week, Presentation High School’s Black Student Union (BSU) and Campus Ministry collaborated together to develop our first Black History Month Prayer Service on February 11. Members of the Black Student Union led our community in prayer, reflection, and song as we gathered together in community to honor Black History Month. Throughout the prayer service we learned more about the life of Harriet Tubman, the “shero” who led many slaves to freedom.
Kylie Francisco, a member of the Black Student Union, reflected on the importance of the prayer service, “Our goal was to build community within the school. Many people might not know we have a BSU on campus and this was a great way to introduce them to our group,” Francisco said. She continued, “The affinity groups are a great way for students to feel like their voices are heard and to feel like they belong on campus. Teaching the community about Black History Month and Harriet Tubman was important so that our community could better understand where we are coming from and to have everyone gain more understanding of our past.”