Monday, March 8 International Women’s Day
This year’s theme is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.
Wednesday, March 10 Harriet Tubman Day honors the life of the anti-slavery activist. Read more about Tubman’s work in the Underground Railroad.
- Enjoy this selection of women artists chosen by OMCA (Oakland Museum of CA)
- Ever curious which are the top ten countries for full equal rights for women?
- Women enjoy a historic high representation in the US Congress. Learn more in this Rutgers report.
- Learn about one young woman’s perspective being on the autism spectrum.
- Chloé Zhao is the first Asian American woman to win a Golden Globe in the “Best Director, Motion Picture” category.
- Ma Rainey was a queer Black woman who reinvented the blues in the 1910s and 1920s.
- Enjoy this PBS video about trailblazing Yankton Dakota Sioux woman, Zitkála-Šá, who advocated for Native people.
Thursday, March 25 from 6-7:30pm AUHSD Book Club
The last AUHSD Book Club Event of the year will be hosted by Las Lomas High School. The book selection is “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (adapted for young readers). RSVP here. Las Lomas is encouraging purchase from Marcus Books in Oakland to support a local black business.
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! Several subcommittees are looking for help, including the Communications team. If you are passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and enjoy writing, are a social media wizard or a webmaster, come join us!