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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About DEI

The APC is committed to working with our Acalanes parent and student community as well as our staff and our school and district administration to promote a positive school climate at Acalanes that encourages a culture of inclusivity and belonging for all. It is not enough to denounce acts of racism, we must also work to challenge ourselves and our students to be anti-racist every day. The scope of this committee will encompass the full spectrum of diversity including gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and mental and physical ability.

OUR VISION

Our vision is a positive school climate in which all members of our school community feel welcome regardless of their differences and in which students feel empowered to enter the world as engaged and active global citizens.

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to identifying, implementing, and supporting a strategic approach to building an empowered school community that celebrates diversity and actively opposes discrimination of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of one’s identity.

OUR GOALS

  • Create a safe and healing space for our school community to communicate with one another within the scope of DEI (social issues, identity, current events, school culture)
  • Facilitate parent educational opportunities for DEI
  • Support and promote cultural events organized by Acalanes and its students
  • Partner with Acalanes and District Administration to support and advance school and district efforts

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Committee Co-Chairs
Rupy Krishnan
Natasha Acuña

diversityandinclusion@acalanesparentsclub.com

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