"Inclusion is a right, not a privilege to a select few."
Judge Geary, Oberti vs. Board of Education
Throughout November, we recognize Native American Heritage month to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It’s a time to educate the general public about tribes, and to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced historically as well as now, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
As stated in a recent Equal Injustice Initiative article: “Over several decades in the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of Native children were forced away from their families and sent to off-reservation boarding schools in misguided efforts to "civilize" them. After the United States Congress created the Civilization Fund and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, boarding schools for Native children were established and children were forcibly compelled to attend these schools, which were designed to eradicate Native youth’s tribal ties and assimilate them into white culture so that they would grow into adults supportive of the American economy. The consequences of this horrific abuse are still felt today.”
Read more in the article here.
Campolindo Student Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Survey (October 2020)
59% of students witnessed a racist incident by a student on campus last year, with 46% witnessing more than one incident (also, 52% of students witnessed a racist incident in Moraga perpetrated by a non-student)
47% feel that "I can really be myself at Campo"
At the end of October, Campo released the results of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Belonging Survey, which students participated in on Oct. 5th. Impressively, 87% of 1,403 students submitted survey answers. Administration shared that the purpose of conducting this survey was the need to have each student voice matter.
During an informative "Campo Connect" session conducted with Parents following the publication of the survey, it was discussed that the benefits of retrieving this data are that it will help administration and the community to better understand where we are seeing increased growth, and which are the areas we need to focus on. The goal is to create and nurture a culture that is reflective of Campo's mission statement.
If you have questions, feedback, or concerns regarding the data please share them using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org