Diversity Club hosts Black Health and Wellness Fair


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Students check out the booths at the Black Health and Wellness Fair on Feb 24. The Fair was the culminating event for Bremen’s Black History month coordinated by Mrs. Coppage and Diversity Club.

Elyssa Dougherty, Echo reporter

February is Black History Month and as a country we celebrate the culture and accomplishments of our black community and strive for a society where we judge people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Black History Month is a very important month for people all over this world. 

Mrs.Coppage (Diversity Club Sponsor) decided to take this month into her own hands and do something good to show her love for the community. Mrs.Coppage decided to throw a huge event every year volunteering her time and services because it is so important to her. 

The theme for this year is Black Health and Wellness. She said that she “felt it would be an awesome culminating event for the month”. She reached out to friends, family, staff, and her community to help her put together this amazing event. 

It seems that the most popular booth at the event was hosted by Nurse Pryor and a fellow Bremen community member. Mrs.Coppage said “Students really liked Nurse Pryor’s smoothie table and the mental wellness table hosted by Bremen’s mental health team. 

The event got tons of positive feedback and plans on continuing this for years and years to come. I think what Mrs.Coppage started is so important to Bremen and the entire community.  “I have received a lot of positive feedback and ideas for our next one.  Looks like the decision has been made for me”. 

Mrs.Coppage has done more than just this event throughout black history month. “Diversity Club hosted three movie nights, speakers, t-shirt/dashiki/headwrap Fridays, Soul Food Pop Up Restaurant, decorated Senior hallway, and hosted a kickoff passing out buttons, stickers, and bookmarks”, explained Coppage.  

Mrs.Coppage and her husband personally sponsored each and every black history event we had here at Bremen. They didn’t have a budget for the event either. She stated that the message of Black History Month needed to be spread more than the expense of money.