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Pawtucket Announces Contest and Event Honoring Black History Month with Student Involvement

February 11, 2021

Pawtucket Announces Contest and Event Honoring Black History Month

with Student Involvement

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket announces the launch of a contest and event Honoring Black History Month geared towards Pawtucket middle school aged students to submit a piece of their work – art, poetry, a paper, presentation, or other artistic expression – on what they feel best represents Black History Month.

The topic could be on a person, event, place, or other topic that the student feels best embodies the message of Black History month or best represents honoring Black History Month.

The competition will run from now until February 22nd calling for students to email their piece or a picture or video of it to Kassandra Florez, the Community Liaison at the City of Pawtucket, at for the chance to be selected to discuss their piece and why they feel it best represents Black History Month with Mayor Grebien on February 25th via Zoom and to win a $50 gift card. The conversation will be shared on the City’s website, Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“I am excited that we will be able to honor Black History Month this year while also being distant and safe,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “This year we can get young members of our community involved through art or their own expression and highlight the importance of Black History Month. I want to thank Mixed Magic Theatre, the Pawtucket City Council, the Pawtucket School Committee, and other community partners for helping us let students know of the opportunity and look forward to seeing all of their great work.”

The City encourages any student who is in middle school to participate and submit their piece by 11:59pm on February 22nd to be entered. Those who have questions can email Three winners will be selected on February 23rd.


Wilder Arboleda

Office: 401-728-0500 Ext. 358

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