DEI

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Here are some opportunities for further inquiry on several topics:

  • Before your child dons their favorite Halloween costume this year, ask them: are they using cultural appropriation? Watch how one teen feels about this practice: My Culture is NOT a Costume(Teen Vogue)
  • Have you noticed the colorful new mural downtown by Uncle Yu’s? Learn more about this year’s theme here.  
  • Philippine journalist Maria Ressa is only the 18th woman to win the Nobel Prize out of 109 given. The Nobel Foundation explains, “Part of it is that we go back in time to identify discoveries. We have to wait until they have been verified and validated before we can award the prize. There was an even larger bias against women then. There were far fewer women scientists if you go back 20 or 30 years.” In 2018, the committee said it would take steps to address the imbalance.
  • At the intersection of Latine Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month, please enjoy this video of Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles!
  • In 1969, a riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York city became a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ civil rights. The protest through the streets of New York City is memorialized as the annual Gay Pride parades that are now celebrated around the world.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Tuesday, Aug 18 from 6:30-8:30pm Forum on Race
We are proud to feature Dr. Lori Watson, a Racial Equity and Social Justice Consultant who is partnering with the Acalanes School District on these issues. We hope you’ll take part in this virtual discussion and learn about the vision, mission and goals of the DEI committee while participating in Q&A. Advance registration required.

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30pm Teacher-moderated Book Club: How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The book, a NYTimes Bestseller, brings a “groundbreaking” approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society — and in ourselves. Copies are available at Orinda Books, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Center for Antiracism Research. Stay tuned for registration and participation details.

Check back with us again next week as we launch a 21-week challenge to engage each other on racial equity and bias with various podcasts, videos and articles. 

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Be sure to join us for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum on Race Tuesday, Aug 18 at 6:30pm. Visit the DEI section for details. Be sure to check back each week for more Parent Education events coming soon. 

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