Westminster Hosts Annual We Are One Event
Westminster recently held its annual We Are One program in honor of Black History Month. The program celebrated the contributions of historic African American educators and educational institutions in St. Louis. The evening included remarks from Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of The School District of University City, as well as performances by the West Side Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir and several Westminster students.
Westminster senior Journee Henry created a video for the event highlighting historic African American educational institutions in St. Louis and Ajé Jones and Arthur Jordan performed. Dr. Hardin-Bartley shared about the history of education and healthcare for African Americans, used the story of David and Goliath to make the point that sometimes God puts Goliath in your life because he wants you to rise up and be David, and inspired guests to actively work toward creating a community where we truly are one.
Aaron Layton, coordinator for minority community development and inclusion, and Head of School Dr. Barrett Mosbacker opened the event. Pastor Andre Alexander closed the evening in prayer.