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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

As we continue Celebrating Diversity throughout the month of April, we dig a bit deeper into Autism Awareness, Arab-American heritage month, and fresh new Asian-American writers.

  • Recommended read for Autism Awareness Month: “I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust”, a memoir co-authored by Valerie Gilpeer and Emily Grodin. Emily was born with autism and her mother, Valerie, has written a gripping memoir about their experience. Read an NPR book review about this novel here.
  • Ramadan has begun. Read more here about the the ninth and most sacred month in the Muslim calendar, a time of reflection, piety and charity for Muslims. Find out how to make a typical Lebanese chicken “Fatteh” and “Tharid,” an Arabian meat and vegetable stew. 

  • Enjoy “Natour’s Grocery” and other short films in this selection of Arab-American heritage short films on PBS

  • What do Sanjena Sathian, Kevin Nguyen and Simon Han have in common? They are three of many interesting Asian writers to watch. Read more here

April 22 is Earth Day! East Bay Regional Park District is offering virtual events as part of their Virtual Earth Day Celebration. Registration for neighborhood cleanup events begins on April 17.

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!