Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Members of the SHAdes of SHA (Sacred Heart Academy) diversity club dress in native garb to highlight different cultures represented at the school during a student assembly on Oct. 23 as part of the Hamden school’s Diversity Week.

Under the direction of English teacher Allison Bass, the week is dedicated to promoting and understanding diverse cultural backgrounds.

Students also had a panel discussion, heard speakers, viewed a documentary and attended a performance by Yale University’s Jashan, a cultural dance troupe that celebrates a vibrant South Asian dance known as Bhangra. The art is grounded in a traditional dance performed in the Punjab region.

(Photo by Mary Chalupsky)