Next week, Malcolm X principal Cheryl Chinn will preside over her final “promotion” — think elementary school graduation — after 38 years working for the Berkeley Unified School District, 27 of those at Malcolm X Arts & Academics Elementary School. (Full disclosure: My son will be among that group of 5th grade graduates.)
Tanya Henderson is a cooking instructor for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). During the day she cooks with teens at Willard Middle School. Once a week she whips up dishes with kids in the after-school program at Malcolm X Elementary. She also teaches evening nutrition classes to parents at several BUSD locations.
Berkeley is the only city to mark Malcolm X Day with a holiday. We started the week asking where are the celebrations? We end the week reporting on one event which did mark the day.