News & Announcements

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

We have a lot to look forward to and we continue to enjoy celebrating Latine Heritage (see Student Activities below for details of events – don’t forget to ask your student about their experiences).
Thursday, Sept 30 at 7pm Parent Webinar About Equity Lesson
Dr. Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, AUHSD Director of Student Support, Equity & Inclusion and AUHSD Associate Superintendent Amy McNamara will be hosting a webinar for parents to share information about the equity lesson for students that took place last week. Webinar link will be sent to all parents by email this week.
Also on Thursday, Sept 30 from 5:30-7:30pm Second “Teen Voices in Conversation” Event at Lafayette Library Outdoor Amphitheatre
Our city’s youth will lead their fellow Lafayette residents in a community conversation on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. What are the challenges we face, what actions are underway, and what type of future shall we strive for? Moderated by Dr. McPhatter-Harris, Director of Student Support, Equity and Inclusion for AUHSD. The event will be wheelchair accessible and all are welcome! Questions? Contact Jennifer Wakeman at or at (925) 299-3213.
Wednesday, Oct 6 from 5:30-7pm Latine Heritage Month Parent-Student Potluck
There will be music, an open-mic for Latin American poetry/songs, and dinner near the flagpole in the Acalanes Front Quad. To participate, students are asking parents to sign upto bring one or more dish(es) from a Latin American country. There is a list of food ideas in the Sign Up Genius, however, you are welcome to bring whatever food you wish. The students appreciate your help!
Tuesday, Oct 12 from 6-8pm AUHSD Quarterly Book Read in the Miramonte Library. Miramonte High School’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Parent Committee will be hosting the first AUHSD Quarterly Book Read led by teacher Steve Poling. The group will be discussing “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee. This event is open to all parents who have students in the district. Seating is limited and masks are required for attendance. Reserve your spot today!
Facts corner:
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor our indigenous groups who have been subject to brutal treatment in Latin America. From 1960 to 1996, civil war devastated the Central American country of Guatemala. The trauma Guatemalan people underwent as a result of the civil war and economic crisis that followed without international intervention is not widely known, and has contributed to racism and discrimination. Guatemalans join a list of asylum seekers who remain undocumented due to unjust immigration laws. We can listen to their stories and offer racial healing. We invite you to listen and reflect on the work of the amazing survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rigoberta Menchú. Also thiswonderful 10 minute video explaining the time consuming work of Guatemalan weavers, particularly the women (survivors of the Guatemalan Genocide), who are struggling to create a business for themselves during the pandemic. The weavers sell their products locally and through Trama Textiles’ website: