LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The next generation of dreamers marched through downtown Las Vegas on Monday, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of equality for all.
“I feel like it was a part of Dr. King’s mission to of course unite African Americans and Caucasians, but also other cultures as well,” Lauren Beals, President of Faith Lutheran’s Multicultural Club.
Faith Lutheran High School’s Multicultural Club and the newly formed Black Student Association took part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
“The fact that we can have organizations like this in a predominantly white school decades after his passing and after his declaration of his mission is a true honor,” said Herbie Walker, Director of School Culture at Faith Lutheran.
“I think it shows how far our school has come and how far our school is going to go since they’re so supportive of us,” said Beals. “It means a lot, and I think it’s great for the future.”
Faith Lutheran’s first-ever Black Student Association is open to all students.
They’ll meet weekly starting next month, with a mission to foster inclusion and elevate Black voices on campus.
“This kind of anchors us once a week that we can get together, share what’s on our hearts and minds, and then also have a platform to talk to our administration of any issues that we feel need to be addressed on campus,” said Walker.
Members of the Black Student Association also hope to spread awareness about racial microaggressions that can hurt Black students.
“The end goal is to make sure that everyone feels safe together, that everyone can be together without having to worry about being stereotyped or having to deal with racism,” said Lena Lemma, President of Faith Lutheran’s new Black Student Association.
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