b'DAKOTA COLLEGIATEIn the 2020-2021 school year, Voices for Black, Indigenousand People of Colour (BIPOC) formed at Dakota Collegiate (DCI) to advocate for inclusivity and anti-racism. The committee of approximately 15 students created Black History Month programming, including an informational website, a poster project amplifying student voices, and a video featuring DCI students and notable Manitobans such as Jamie Moses and Andrew Harris. The committee also initiated anti-racist discussions with the schools football team, collaborated with Mino Giizhiigaad, DCIs Indigenous Education Committee, to promote an Orange Shirt Day design contest, and recognized Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirited People in May. Voices for BIPOC has been really important to me for many reasons, said Astric Saraswat, a grade 10 student who championed the committee. Having a place where I can talk to other people about my experiences with racism and getting support from other people who have faced the same struggles has really helped me. Voices for BIPOC has also been a way to enact change and further education in our community. I think groups like ours can make a big difference in our communities. Having a place where I can talk to other people about my experiences with racism and getting support from people who have faced the same struggles has really helped me.ASTRIC SARASWATStudent at Dakota CollegiateGLENWOOD SCHOOLStaff and students at Glenwood School strive to confront and eliminate racism throughout the year by weaving anti-racism themes and activities into who they are as a community. Staff and students worked with an Indigenous teacher to create a school-specific land acknowledgement that highlights the need for education and understanding to learn about and from the mistakes of our past. The land acknowledgment is read with the morning announcements. During the 2020-2021 school year, Glenwoods younger students engaged in important discussions by studying Canadian BIPOC inventors, learning about civil rights leaders, and recognizing Black History Month and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Students in junior high read Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes. This sparked discussions about the racial injustice still taking place around the world, in our country, in our city, and in our community. 38'