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Celebrating Black History and Black Futures Month

 In The Tide

Continue to celebrate and honor Black History/Heritage Month, often called Black Futures Month, with these pieces highlighting different expressions and experiences from Black young people (ages 13-25) who were featured across various Springtide media in the last year: 

  • See and read more about the original art piece “The best is yet to come” from Keziah, age 13, as featured in our At Home Creativity Campaign.  
  • Watch, listen, and read more about the “Don’t Rush Challenge: UNCO Habesha Edition” from Makida, age 21 and her University of Northern Colorado classmates EmnetMilchaWarsa, Elsa, Chapter, Elfa, and Samrawit (ages 18-22), as featured in our At Home Creativity Campaign.  
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 1, episode 3) with Christian, age 14 in “The Power of Listening,” from our #Belonging series.
  • Get to know Christian morethe creator of The Voices of Young People Podcast theme music, in this Q&A piece on our blog.
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 2, episode 1) with Suhur, age 22 in “Growthful with Suhur,” from our #MeaningMakingBook series.
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 2, episode 3) with Abdimalik, age 24 in “Inclusive with Abdimalik,” from our #MeaningMakingBook series.
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 3, episode 2) with Elijah May, age 17 from our #religionandyoungpeople2020 series.
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 3, episode 7) with Chaltu, age 17 from our #religionandyoungpeople2020 series.
  • Listen to The Voices of Young People Podcast episode (season 3, episode 11) with Hameeda, age 23 from our #religionandyoungpeople2020 series.
  • Watch and listen to National Youth Laureate Poet Amanda Gorman, age 22 who shared her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony and interact with our research about “The Power of Listening to Young People.”
  • And finally, find a wide variety of follow-up resources to continue your own learning, in individual or communal settings, from our Responding to Racism Resource List, featuring recommendations from our multiethnic, multifaith Springtide Research Advisory Board. 

Celebrating Black history and Black futures is something that reaches far beyond the month of February. These pieces that have appeared in Springtide media in the last year will always be relevant to the work we strive to accomplish. We invite you to revisit this post to reengage with its stories, resource list, and creative expressions. 

Blog image by Steve Mino

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