News & Announcements

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Violence is on the rise against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Learn more below:

  • Anti-racism groups and prominent Asian-American figures are renewing demands for urgent action against growing hate and violence. Forbes article.
  • Stop AAPI Hate is a collaboration between the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State. This group recently published a report that tracked violence against the AAPI population. 65% of incidents are reported by women.
  • 20 Ways to support Asian Communities.

We honor and celebrate women during International Women’s History Month, as we invite you to explore these resources: 

  • U.K. women are taking to social media and Parliament halls to share experiences and demand that violence against women be taken more seriously. 
  • More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, which translates into 9 million jobs and $1.7 trillion in sales. Learn more about the Female Founder Collective.
  • See this Resource list to support women in business.
  • There are not very many Black Women in Venture Capital, but they do exist! Check out this list of Black Women in VC. 
  • Read about top beauty brands run by BIPOC women. 

We also continue to celebrate “Developmental Disabilities Month.” Learn more here:

  • Watch “From Independence to Inclusion” (26 min), a video about how society cares for Developmentally Disabled people.
  • Dyslexia means difficulty to read, spell and write. But it can also translate to an excellent ability to “think outside the box,” both creatively and abstractly. Is dyslexia a super-power

Monday, March 22 at 1pm AUHSD Asian Student and Staff Gathering Wellness Coordinators from Acalanes and Miramonte will host a drop-in space for any Asian-identifying student or staff person. Zoom information available via Canvas.

Thursday, March 25 from 6-7:30pm AUHSD Book Club hosted by Las Lomas HS. The book selection is “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (adapted for young readers). RSVP here. Consider purchasing the book from Marcus Books.

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!