DEI

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means to value, care for, lift up and include all. 

Thank you to all who have read our section and may have participated in DEI events this school year. For many of us who are white and cis gender it took a lot of courage to admit we had been blind to the suffering, often inadvertently, afflicted on others in our human family. To those of you who are curious but were not able to join us, we invite you to join an event next year.  We are constantly working on ideas for book clubs, special guest appearances, workshops and more. Have some great ideas? Consider joining one of our meetings, or email us. We are always looking for people to join us in the highly relevant work of DEI. Several positions are open. Please get in touch if you are interested.

This month we continue to recognize our AAPI friends and in June we celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. Have a happy and restful summer!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @acalanesdei! 

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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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