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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

If anyone missed out last year and would like to join in on the Race-Work education series, Dr. Watson is tailoring a series for parents to intimately explore issues of race and identity. Participants will learn the tools necessary to speak with our children, friends, and community members about this difficult and important topic. Please RSVP below to save your spot. Sessions will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday, Dec 14 (register here), Tuesday, Jan 18 (register here) and Tuesday, Feb 15 (register here).
Facts Corner:
Kwanzaa (celebrated Dec 26-Jan 1) is an African American and pan-African non-religious celebration of family, community, and culture that was established in the 1960’s by Dr Maulana Karenga. Inspired by the Civil Rights and Black Freedom Movements, Dr Karenga asked “How do you create a just and good society?  What does it mean to be human? What is our moral obligation to each other?  What is our rightful relationship with the environment?”  He realized that “Those questions, we usually don’t ask Africa those questions. We usually ask Europe or Israel… we just don’t ask Africa what does it mean to be human? What is my relationship with God or anything like that?… So, I wanted to do that. And so I began to draw from the best of African culture, synthesize it and put into this philosophy called Kawaida.” Learn more about how Dr Karenga developed Kwanzaa as a celebration of Kawaida philosophy.
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