"Inclusion is a right, not a privilege to a select few."

Judge Geary, Oberti vs. Board of Education

Campo celebrates "Black Excellence"

A Message from Ellide Smith, Chairperson of the Campo DNI Parents Group:

The month of February has been designated as Black History Month or African American History Month by every president since 1976. This month is important because it pays homage to the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of African Americans that struggled through slavery, adversity and tribulations to prove their worth and equalness to those who also lived in America. Often neglected, denied, rejected and oppressed, African Americans have continued to provide contributions to this society as much as anyone else. I am grateful for my ancestors and all of those who paved the way with their pain, their blood, their tears and their lives, so that future generations could live a little bit better. So while we celebrate "Black Excellence" during the month of February, the celebration really ought to continue and extend beyond these 28 (sometimes 29) days of the year.

Black History is all of our history and that is 365!

Click here to learn more about the history behind Black History Month.

Knowing the Truth about Our History is Necessary to Heal

February is Black History Month. But did you know what happened on Feb. 1, 1965? On that day, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a peaceful march in Selma, Ala., to register African Americans to vote. They accounted for 50% of the town’s population, but just 1% of registered voters. The marchers were arrested. In a letter later published in the New York Times, King noted that there were more African Americans in jail with him than there were on the voting rolls.

The story of what happened Feb. 1 is readily accessible on the History of Racial Injustice digital calendar, hosted by the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that challenges racial and economic injustice and provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in jails and prisons.

The calendar includes many events that contributed to systemic racism but which most of us know nothing about. EIJ states that America must acknowledge the truth about our history before we can heal: truth and reconciliation are sequential. The calendar is intended to teach, and is a tactile resource for display in classrooms, community centers, offices, and homes.

# BLACK WRITER A DAY

A Message from the creator, Molly Tansey:

Welcome to Black Writer A Day, a resource created specifically with teachers, librarians and students in mind. Each slide contains information about a different Black YA or middles grades author. This resource is free for anyone who wants to use it, so please use and share. You can also make a copy if you want to customize the slides for your students.

Happy reading!

If you'd like to see more of my work or reach out to me, please visit my portfolio site at mstanseysclass.wixsite.com/teachingportfolio. You can also find me on Twitter @molly_tansey.

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Campo Survey Results 10-25-20 PDF.pdf

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: 1400missions@dnicampo.com


VISION

We will work towards an inclusive academic, athletic and social environment where every member of our community is valued and feels an equal sense of belonging.


MISSION

The Campo Parents Club Diversity & Inclusion Group is dedicated to identifying, implementing, and supporting a strategic approach to combating racism, discrimination and exclusion, in our academic, athletic and club settings, as well as within the local community.