Culture & Celebrations

 

Indigenous People’s Month 2022

Every November, Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) is celebrated to learn about and recognize Native citizens as the country’s original inhabitants and for their essential contributions. Though many values and traditions may be shared, it is important to acknowledge that each Native American nation and community has its own rich history and culture.

Our region is located in the traditional homeland of the Council of the Three Fires–comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations–as well as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations. We recognize that these tribes and many others served as stewards of the land before us.

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Latinx Heritage Month 2022

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! From September 15-October 15, we honor the deeply impactful contributions of Latinx culture, activism, and excellence. This month and always, we champion the beautiful possibility and promise that shines bright for current and future LatinX generations here at KIPP Chicago!

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Black History Month 2022

KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate our staff, students, alumni, and community partners’ rich histories, undeniable cultural impact, brilliance, beauty, and legacies. This is a time to magnify African Americans’ many achievements and contributions to our economic, educational, spiritual, cultural, and political development. This month, we recognize that Black history and Black people are a pivotal driving force that propels this nation forward, at every moment, even in the face of tremendous adversity.

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Latinx Heritage Month 2021

We honor the undeniable impact of Latinx culture, rich traditions, diversity, activism, and champions woven into the tapestry of American life as well as the possibility and promise that shines bright for current and future generations. To honor and pay tribute to all Latinx-Americans’ power, beauty, resilience, and contributions to our KIPP Chicago community, the United States, and the world, we proudly celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from September 15th- October 15th!

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Black History Month 2021

KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate our staff, students, alumni, and community partners’ rich histories, impact, beauty, and cultural legacies. We know that Black History is American History and is being made every day. Black History Month is a time to magnify celebrations and tributes of all the many achievements and contributions by African Americans to our economic, educational, spiritual, cultural, and political development.

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Indigenous People’s Month 2020

November is National Native American Heritage Month! It is a month to honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures that are deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression. All of which are rooted in self-determination and self-governance.

KIPP Chicago recognizes that Chicago is the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa along with over a dozen additional tribal nations. It is also the site of trade for the Miami, Ho-Chunk & Sauk.

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Latinx Heritage Month 2020 Celebration Highlights

We are proud to have celebrated the cultures, contributions and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities within KIPP Chicago, our city and around the world all month long! Thank you for all of the collective and individual efforts to ensure that our community made space to commemorate and elevate various aspects of Latinx history, culture, struggle, beauty and excellence.

Through our first ever cross-functional digital campaign, we were able to highlight our incredible staff members, students, thriving community and family partnerships, history, culture and share resources.

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Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate the rich histories, cultures and contributions of Latinx staff, students, alumni and community partners with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America who continuously fight for and work towards progress for Latinx communities. Latinx Heritage Month is a commemoration from September 15th to October 15th that is intrinsically linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and uplifts a cultural legacy deeply-rooted in rich traditions.

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