This year in celebration of Black History Month, employees, Residents and Little Sisters came together to put on an uplifting program in the home’s auditorium. Participants shared how the contributions of African-Americans throughout history – and especially during the civil rights movement – have made life better for all of us today.
Along with music, dancing, and quotes of various famous people, the audience enjoyed a presentation on Martin Luther King Jr. and poetry by Maya Angelou. The program ended with everyone happily joining in a chorus of “We are the World” to end the day’s festivities.
The program’s theme of unity and respecting the dignity of all people reminds us of St. Jeanne Jugan’s mission of caring for the poor in all different countries and cultures throughout the world. Programs like this help remind us that we are, indeed, all God’s children and we are thankful for those that came before us that helped spread that message.