There are a number of events happening for our students in May as we commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and celebrate the communities who have helped shape this country. Check in with them to encourage participation and growth!
- AAPI is a broad term for a hugely diverse community of people. This article will help you understand quite how large and diverse!
- “I refuse to hate a police officer.” Please watch Tyler Perry’s plea to humanity, as he accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 93rd Oscars last Sunday.
- Congratulations to the first woman of color and of Asian descent to win an Oscar for Directing, Chloe Zhao! Read, though, how China censored her win.
Thursday, May 6 from 7-8:30pm Final session of Dr. Lori Watson’s Racial Equity Seminar
An email with a zoom link has been sent to all those registered. We thank you for putting yourself into this often uncomfortable space in order to do this important work.
Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm
Los Angeles based actor, performer & speaker Shaan Dasani brings his rap poetry storytelling piece I GOT A STORY TO TELL YA to Acalanes High School, to deliver a powerful message about growing up, self-acceptance and rising above hate. Register for this event here.
Volunteer opportunities for Acalanes DEI – get involved!
We are looking for new people to join our efforts and get in on the highly relevant work of DEI. Email us! If you believe in the need for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and enjoy writing, are a social media wizard or interested in web content creation, come join us!