BKHS Task Force on Diversity

Love compels each of us to resist racism courageously.
It requires us to reach out generously to the victims of this evil, to assist the conversion needed in those who still harbor racism, and to begin to change policies and structures that allow racism to persist.

-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

About the Task Force

As current events and our national dialogue have shaped new and deep discussions about racism and racial equality, we too are asking how Bishop Kenny can and should move forward to better accompany minority and multicultural students entrusted to our care. In pursuit of that goal, we felt it vital to form a task force of diverse voices and thoughts to guide the school through this process and ensure that the concerns of all our stakeholders are heard. 

We hope you will walk this path alongside us and use this page as a resource. For our alumni, please be sure to sign up to participate in our upcoming survey by providing your contact information in the form at the bottom of this page.  We will continue to update this page throughout the year to keep our BK family informed on the task force’s progress as we all work towards a better tomorrow for Bishop Kenny.

LATASHA GARRISON, CHAIR
ALUMNA, CLASS OF 1990

 

"The Task Force on Diversity consists of a group of both dedicated and thoughtful community stewards who are committed to making an impact on the lives of our children.”

Latasha is a BK alumna from the class of 1990 and played on the school’s state championship girls basketball team in 1990.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she obtained both her bachelor’s and law degrees. Latasha is the proud mother of two children and is a member of both the Gateway Girl Scouts and Greenscape boards. As the Chair of the Bishop Kenny Task Force on Diversity, she prays that God can enlighten and guide our paths, order our steps and provide the wisdom the task force will need to make a difference for Bishop Kenny.

 

STATEMENT FROM PRINCIPAL ORLANDO

"Thank you for seeking more information about the BKHS Task Force on Diversity.  I am honored to work alongside this group to review the school’s policies and practices as they relate to racism at our school.  Guided by Catholic principles, the rich experiences and talents the task force members bring to the table will enable our school to look critically and thoughtfully at the issues of diversity and racial inclusivity at Bishop Kenny.  I have been a part of Bishop Kenny for 31 years and deeply know the joy and faith that lives inside its halls. As head of this school, I want each person that is part of the BK family to share the same experience. I invite each of you who also cares for Bishop Kenny to want and work for this as well. I look forward to updating you throughout the year on the work of the task force."