SPHS Black Joy Day

Saint Peter High School is proud to announce Black Peoples' Joy Day on February 23, an educational and cultural conference. The day is dedicated to honoring Black peoples' rich heritage, culture, and contributions. The event promises to be a vibrant acknowledgment of Black culture and Black Joy.  More than 600 high school students will have the unique opportunity to experience the conference.

The day will include a series of educational and cultural events, including traditional African music, dance, theatrical performances, a meal prepared by our very own culinary staff that includes ethnic Black food choices, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie will be offering their “sacred dessert” and a lineup of esteemed speakers from across the state. These speakers will cover a range of topics, from the significance of Black and African traditions to contemporary achievements and challenges faced by Black communities.

Event Highlights:

  • Theatrical Performance: Enjoy a partial performance of Kumbayah the Juneteenth Story

  • Culinary Delights: Enjoy a specially curated lunch menu featuring Black American and African dishes-- offering a taste of the diverse culinary landscapes of Black and African culture.  Sweet potato pie “the sacred desert of Black people” will be served.

  • Traditional African music and dance: Hear music from an African xylophone and djembe drums.  Learn about African dance from students in our Somali community.

  • Guest Speakers: Hear from a diverse group of Black voices, including historians, activists, artists, and community leaders who will share their knowledge and stories.

Saint Peter High School is committed to fostering an educational environment that respects and promotes an understanding of cultural diversity and heritage. We believe in the power of education to bridge gaps and build a community that values the contributions of all its members.