Friends Multicultural Day: Celebration and Discovery

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Friends Multicultural Day is a beloved annual tradition at Penn Charter, and is just one of many opportunities for the Upper School community to learn about different backgrounds and identities.

The day began with our keynote speaker, Cristina Martinez, a James Beard award-winning chef of South Philly Barbacoa. She shared her story of fleeing violence in Mexico and how she launched The People’s Kitchen in Philadelphia, an organization providing hundreds of free chef-prepared meals to those in the local community. 

We then immersed ourselves in student-led workshops focusing on a variety of topics. Some examples from this year were “Discussing Family Culture and Making Ravioli,” “The Jewish Holiday of Purim,” “It’s Corn,” “Sneaker Labz,” and a “Celebration of Holi and Indian Culture.” To finish off this great day, all of the students joined together for an afternoon of student performances in the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center. From singing to dancing, students showcased their wonderful talents.

Friends Multicultural Day continues to serve as a wonderful time for us to come together, learn from one another, and support each other as a community. Here are just a few of the wonderful scenes from the day.

Thank you to Jack D. ’25 for capturing the experience in the pictures below!

Photo collage of Penn Charter students


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