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UHSSE Black Student Union’s Culture Night: A Vibrant Celebration of Identity and Expression

A Night Filled with Food, Music, and Unity: UHSSE Black Student Union’s Culture Night Shines
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Students enjoying multicultural food at culture night.

This year the UHSSE Black Student Union (BSU) held culture night on Friday, March 22. Students who were involved with planning it have said that they think it went well. 


“I think culture night went very well, it was really exciting to see all the students, parents and staff come to support.” said Sade Veazey ‘24. “My personal favorites were watching the drum performance by the Spanish Honor Society, and eating delicious cultural foods.” 

“I express my sincere gratitude for UHSSE Culture Night 2024’s splendor as the secretary of the Black Student Union.” said Amerie Rodriguez ’25. “The occasion represented our organization’s values of inclusiveness and unity and acted as a beacon of ethnic diversity.”

Jennifer Todisco the UHSSE vice principal and advisor for the BSU had similar thoughts about how culture night went. “It was great seeing current students, families, alumni, all coming together and the food was amazing,” she said.

The theme of this year’s culture night was connected to identity and expression. It was developed by the BSU’s different traditions and cultural beliefs. Ms. Todisco, Rodriguez and Veazey also shared that Mr. Joe Miller, the BSU’s former advisor and former UHSSE social studies teacher came to culture night this year, and it was very exciting to see him. 

Rodriguez also noted that the active variety of cultures on exhibit and the friendly companionship among the guests emphasized that it is extremely crucial it is to promote tolerance and respect for other cultures.

Many students and members of the school were in attendance, and they did not expect to have so many people, and they were very happy that they had enough food for everyone to have.  They also felt that the atmosphere of culture night was very alive with energy, and creativity as students, staff, and families from diverse backgrounds came together to celebrate food, tradition and music. They shared that the aroma of food, music and conversation made the environment both welcoming and vibrant.

The Black Student Union also would like to express its profound gratitude to everyone who organized and attended for all of their hard work towards making the event a success.

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  • Dah Eh Lwel | May 9, 2024 at 11:09 am

    go bsu!!!!

  • Joe Miller | May 6, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    So glad that this event is continuing to take place and evolve. Loved seeing you all!