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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Week SEVENTEEN in the Challenge to Build Habits Supporting Racial Equity
Happy New Year! If you are interested in joining our group, email us! We need you and we welcome you! It will take all of us to join in, educate ourselves, and start the crucial work to create racial equity. As part of your commitment to this important work, we invite you to join us for these upcoming DEI events. 

Tuesday Jan 19 from 7-8:30pm, Dr. Lori Watson Racial Equity Series: Biases, Beliefs, Consciousness
Join us for the remaining sessions of Dr. Lori Watson’s insightful seminar series on Racial Equity. If you haven’t already registered, sign up here

“I truly appreciate these important workshops. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to come together with other parents and create a space where I can develop a deeper understanding of my role in creating an anti-racist community. Initially, I was both nervous and curious about the content and framework. I appreciate everyone giving each other a little grace in this personal process. Each session helps me build and practice the skills I need to have open, honest conversations on racism. It is not easy but it is necessary.”

–Teli T., Acalanes parent

The remaining dates for this series are:

  • February 9 “Whiteness”
  • March 3 “Children and Race” 
  • May 6 “Disrupting Racism/Co-Conspiratorship” 

Thursday Feb 4, 6:30 – 8 pm – DEI Book Club
We are reading the critically-acclaimed novel Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Order your copy from Orinda Books and sign up here for the next discussion. 

Save the Date! Tuesday Feb 23 – Speaker Event with Arshay Cooper 
Plan to join us for an evening with Arshay Cooper, the author of the powerful memoir “A Most Beautiful Thing,” about the first U.S. all Black rowing team. If you didn’t have a chance to read the book over winter break, it can be purchased from Orinda Books. The book was also adapted into a film, which is available on Amazon Prime or Xfinity. And, the Acalanes community will have the opportunity to watch the film adaptation in an exclusive Acalanes screening event! More details coming soon!

We encourage you to take a survey developed by CMERA (Committee for Multicultural and Educational Reform at AUHSD) and Grassroots Law Project (GLP). Grassroots Law Project AUHSD aims to bridge the gap between grassroots organizing and legal expertise in criminal justice reform. Working with CMERA, the group is campaigning to make the school curriculum more accurately diverse. 

  • Curriculum survey for AUHSD students
  • Curriculum survey for AUHSD parents

To get involved with GLP AUHSD, fill out this Google Form. Check them out on Instagram: GLP and CMERA 

What reflects culture more than food does? Email us your recipes and ideas. We want to honor everyone’s culture and share with this group!  

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