LANSDALE – The North Penn High School African American Awareness Club (AAAC) presented Colors of Pride: A Day in the Life to students and the North Penn community on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
More than 30 students from the AAAC and high school comprehensive music technology classes have collaborated to develop, produce and direct an entirely student-run show in celebration of Black History Month. The program included readings of various poetic pieces, a cultural dance performance, and the presentation of topics including code switching, colorism and “The Talk.”
“As teenagers, they deal with a variety of things every single day. Some of that includes academics, sports, clubs, relationships, friendships and other things too,” said Dr. Marjorie Diegue, NPHS Assistant Principal and Co-Advisor of the AAAC. “During AAAC meetings, students talk about a lot of these issues and soon realized a pattern. Many of the things that they deal with also involve a cultural lens that not many share.”
Co-advisors Dr. Diegue and NPHS English teacher Ms. Sakita Tinsley supported members of the AAAC as they worked throughout the year to create a show that examines this lens in a way that is informational, conversational and celebratory.