Unity Club members share their dreams, hopes for equality

Bulletin board
The Unity Club’s bulletin board in honor of Black History Month.

C. J. Hooker Middle School Unity Club members celebrated Black History Month by discussing the importance of equality, unity and mutual respect of all cultures.

Students met over several days to create posters and to talk about their dreams. They created a bulletin board by writing their dreams, some in their native languages, on an outline of their traced hand. Club Advisor Gaby Ackert explained that each hand is different, as we are all different.

Together, students wanted to convey Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of hope, that one day, we are not judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.

The Unity Club members are:

Gerson Caal
Dayani Marquin
Manny Mejía
Manny Alcazar
Jessica Herrera
Ruth Marrinez
Alex Ayala
Saul Garcia
Savannah Pogoda
Isabella Nicholson
Mariana Hernandez Luna
Lucerena Hernandez Luna
Judith Perez
Jazmin Fierros
London Hopper
Milady Caizaluisa
Anne Patel
Alexa Fierros
Britany Zamora
Joel Correa
David Sanchez