The Beacon Multicultural Programs are identity-based student organizations that offer students a safe space to share and develop their culture and identity. They provide leadership training, program development support, and a variety of workshops so that student leaders can share their cultural awareness and identity with pride throughout the school and city-wide.
Our programs change from year to year, based on student involvement and engagement. In the past we have supported Tinikling, a traditional Pilipino dance program, Lion Dance, and the Uke Club. The following is a list of our currently active programs. If you are interested in starting a new one, joining an active club, or reviving a former program please contact the Beacon at 415.750.8554.
Black Student Union (BSU)
“Lift every voice and sing/’Til earth and heaven ring/Ring with the harmonies of Liberty” – Black National Anthem. The BSU gives black students and their community a space to live out this message.
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
The GSA strives to create a safe space where LGBTQI youth and their allies can meet to take action and build community. Past events have included Trans Remembrance Day, Day of Silence, and the GWHS Drag Show.
Lion Dance strives to educate the community on the art of Lion Dance through performances and interaction, and to create understanding and appreciation of the unique elements of Asian culture and tradition within their members and the public.