As we celebrate Black History Month this February, we must remember that in order to amplify Black voices, we cannot stop after February 28th. We must all constantly educate and participate in the sharing of Black stories.
The dreams and visions of past leaders is only a blueprint of what we are able to achieve.
It will take everyone, in and out of the classroom, day and night, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to be the change the world needs.
For us at CDE it starts in the classroom, but it has to go beyond four walls.
We are proud to be able to educate and to influence a new generation of leaders, teacher, physicians, creators and the brightest minds the world has to offer, but it can't stop with us.
It was never meant to be a sprint, but when we look back and see all the work we have achieved, it will be all the sweeter.
We are part of the team and so are you.
Josh Xavier Miller
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Teaching Artist
Written by the Executive Director, Ellyzabeth Adler, Artistic Director, Sara Maslanka and our many teaching artists