What is your club called?

Our club is the Umoja Club.

What does your club do?

[We] learn about African-Americans then and now. We encourage our members to break barriers and stereotypes while defining their own strengths. We also host crafts, field trips, and prepare a Black history month mural and assembly.

Why should people join your club?

[People should join] because we are no longer looking for validation from a society that tells us to be something you’re not. Be proud of the skin you’re in.

When and where does your club meet?

W-01/large group room.

Is there anything you’d like to say to students at J-DHS?

Please support us with our Soul Food Festival; candy gram sales; J-D Day popcorn snow cones, and cotton candy; and our Black History Month decorating contest.

But most of all,

“The more variety, the better society. Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.”

–Jesse Jackson, activist

Nora Gross, '23
Nora is so excited to be co-editing the Lifestyle section this year! She is currently a senior and is interested in fashion, movies, and music! She is also a swimmer for J-D and she does MUN.