On February 28, 2020, our school hosted Donnovan Bennett as part of our Black History Month Celebrations.
Donnovan is a feature host, producer and radio host with Sportsnet. In his work, he focuses on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture.
During Donnovan’s visit to STA, he shed light on the influence of Black activists such as Nelson Mandela, Viola Desmond and Martin Luther King Jr. on major sport organizations like the National Basketball Association (NBA), and influential people in professional sport, such as Masai Ujuri, the first African-born general manager in the NBA.
Thank you, Donnovan, for demonstrating how sports can be an agent of change!
To learn more about Donnovan and his work in sports, please visit the Sportsnet website.
Other ways STA highlighted Black History Month:
- The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton hosted Caribbean Cooking Lessons with a number of classes throughout the month. In these lessons, students were taught how to make a traditional Caribbean meal of jerk chicken, rice and peas, all while learning the significance of food and culture.
- Each morning, students and staff would hear a variety of music on the P.A. system, ranging from Afrobeats to modern day hip-hop.
- Past and present Black Canadians were highlighted on the morning announcements.
- Hallways were decorated with beautiful artwork made by students as a tribute to influential Black Canadians.