February is always an important month for us at CW as it’s fully dedicated to celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth and 2022 was not the exception.
Last week we closed the month on a high note with an incredible panel at the Student Center.
Set up in Q&A style, it was enlightening, refreshing, and informative with great, sound advice given by the panelists to the students, who are the future leaders in our community. Under the theme, “Leading Change in our Community”, our students were encouraged to keep pursuing their dreams and keep fighting for a change in our society. “You can only affect change if you are willing to be in the room.” said Sergeant David Shannon, NYS Police.
CW’s Annual Black History Month Event had an amazing mix of local leaders in our community. Hosted by student leaders of NABA, the panelists included Mr. Andre Early, Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation; Mr. Damon K. Jones, Co-founder and Executive Director of Westchester Blacks in Law Enforcement for Community Uplift; Officer Zachary McKinnon, Police Officer, City of Peekskill; Sergeant David Shannon, New York State Police; and County Legislator Jewel Williams Johnson, Westchester County District 8.
Thank you all for taking the time to be with CW students!