Glenfield’s Virtual African American Career Day

Glenfield’s Virtual African American Career Day
Posted on 03/08/2021

Glenfield’s Annual African American Career Day looked a little different this year, but it was just as engaging, informative and inspirational as ever. This year’s event, hosted virtually was also different from the usual format in that it was more student-centered. African American Career Day is designed to expose students of all races to African Americans who have successfully pursued a variety of careers. Through the event, the hope has always been to counter the negative stereotypes that exist in some minds and to inspire new possibilities. Participants share their stories with students of their achievements, steps to get there, obstacles they overcame and more. 

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African American Career Day parent coordinator Marlaina Powell (left), and teacher coordinator Syreeta Carrington introduced the virtual event.

Four of Glenfield’s 8th grade students, Jayden Lee, Sinclair Powell, Kiss Turner and Faith Williamson conducted interviews with this year’s invited guests: Lunda Wells, Tight Ends Coach of the Dallas Cowboys; Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony Award Winning Actress; James L. Walker, Entertainment Attorney; and Keia Clarke, CEO of the New York Liberty.

The video compilation was put together by Glenfield technology teacher Dean Portas. 

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