After many years of Mashpee not having a Human Rights Club, in 2019, Ms. Purdy and Mrs. Reynolds decided to open up and run the Human Rights Club.
This year, they have decided to bring back Diversity Day, which was last held in 2013. Diversity Day this year was held on January 24 throughout the school and a presentation was held in the auditorium from 12:00 to 2:45.
Many faculty and staff were involved in organizing Diversity Day, and many students who performed during the presentation for Diversity Day. The many presentations all represented the overarching theme of the diversity in Mashpee and making an effort to celebrate it by holding a Diversity Day.
Students presented songs, dances and speeches about diversity and their immigration stories. The dances presented represented different cultures, including the Wampanoag, Chinese and hispanic cultures. Along with the student presentations, Mrs. Pamela Chatterton-Purdy presented her story with diversity and the history with creating art to represent many civil rights icons including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Little Rock Nine, Emmett Louis Till, Jesse Jackson and The Children’s Campaign.