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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Too good to not hear again, or read for the first time: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem “The Hill We Climb.”

Wednesday Jan 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day
On this day 76 years ago the prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau were liberated by the Soviet Army.
Explore these virtual events to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. 

Wednesday Jan 27 from 6-8pm – Equity & Social Responsibility Workshop featuring Dr. Ammar Saheli. This workshop focuses on parenting teenagers in ways that increase understanding of equity and social responsibility in the 2020’s. Dr. Saheli brings knowledge and years of experience educating and learning from adolescent students from diverse backgrounds. Register here to join. 

Thursday Feb 4 from 6:30-8pm – District Book Club Event
Dive into the novel “
Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Learn more and register here. Invite a friend! Event is open to all. 

Tuesday Feb 9, from 7-8:30pm – Racial Equity Series, Session 4
Join Dr Lori Watson for a discussion on “Whiteness.” Zoom link will be sent out to all those registered prior to the meeting. We implore you to stick to your commitment to attend this empowering seminar.

Tuesday Feb 23 from 6:30-7:30pm – Private Virtual Speaker Event with Arshay Cooper, author of the novel “A Most Beautiful Thing” and co-star of the movie with the same name. Space is limited! Sign up here before Feb. 1; after this date, the event will be open to all AUHSD high schools. Purchase the book here, and watch the movie on Amazon Prime or Xfinity.

To join us, or if you have ideas or questions or you want more information, email us! Stay current by visiting our webpage, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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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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