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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

21 Week Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
Thank you for joining us for week 4 as we build habits supporting racial equity. Each week, we will suggest one article or activity which will help you become more educated and thoughtful in this area. 

Week 4 of 21:  On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed by Pandemic Vanity Fair article by acclaimed novelist Jesmyn Ward

Tuesday, Sept 22 from 7-8:30pm Teacher-moderated Book Club: How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The book, a NYTimes Bestseller, brings a “groundbreaking” approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society — and in ourselves. The book is available at Orinda Books, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Center for Antiracism Research. Spread the word, bring a friend! It’s perfectly fine to join even if you have not had a chance to finish the book. Book club registration here

And for extra credit prior to book club, listen to Brene Brown talking with author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his book.

New Bias Incident Reporting Tool!
Please let your student/s know that Acalanes has developed a tool to assist students in reporting racism or bias incidents. Please note that anyone can report can be made anonymously. More about this tool here

Thursday, Oct 1 Evening Discussion with Dr. Lori Watson
Mark your calendars for a parent education Zoom with racial equity consultant Dr. Lori Watson. Details to follow.

Interested in joining our committee? Have questions? Email us.