Board of Directors Recognizes Black History Month

Capital Region ESD 113 joins our partners across the state in examining our history and building a better future, together. The Board of Directors recognized the legacy of Black leaders past and present at their meeting Feb. 10.

Board Chair Al Cohen led the Board in recognizing Black History Month. In addition to acknowledging Black history, Cohen highlighted the achievements of Black creators today, including National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.

“For me personally, the poem [“The Hill We Climb”] was inspirational and aspirational,” Cohen said. “She gave us hope as well as denouncing the injustices of the past. She said it best: ‘If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.’”

Directors Fortin, Carthum, and Rash joined Cohen in recognizing Black history and supporting further efforts to foster equity.

“I hope our dialogue continues,” District 2 Director Don Rash said. “I hope America’s dialogue, and ours in particular, continues for a long, long time. That’s the only hope we have of creating some equity in our country.”