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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

We have a busy few months ahead! Get those calendars out as we invite you to several exciting events! 

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when we honor the contributions of the famous civil right leader. Stanford University’s “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute” is hosting a webinar and online documentary series. Get inspired with more ideas for how to celebrate and honor Dr. King. 

For the first time in history, our country will have a female Black and South East Asian Vice President. Experts and activists from both communities predicted that Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, would rally minority voters and keep them engaged in the political process. Read more here

Tuesday, Jan 19 from 7-8:30pm Racial Equity Series with Dr. Lori Watson
If you haven’t already signed up for Tuesday’s session, sign up
here. Remaining dates: 

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

Wednesday, Jan 27 from 6-8pm – AUHSD Equity and Social Responsibility Workshop
Featuring Dr. Ammar Saheli. Click 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. Watch this powerful film adaptation of the book.  Book copies are available at Orinda Books, who will donate proceeds to the Miles Hall Foundation in honor of Black History Month. Sign up here, and invite a friend! Event is open to all. 

Tuesday, Feb 23 from 6:30-7:30pm Private Virtual Speaker Event with Arshay Cooper
Arshay Cooper is the author of the novel
“A Most Beautiful Thing” and co-star in the movie of the same name. Sign up here! The book is a true story about the first all-Black high school rowing team in the US. The critically acclaimed film adaptation was executive produced by rapper Common, NBA basketball stars Grant Hill and Dwayne Wade, along with music producer 9th Wonder! During this panel-moderated interactive Q&A event, Arshay will share more about his life, trauma, experience as a rower, film career, and more. In the meantime, purchase the book here. The movie is available on Amazon Prime and Xfinity

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