SAVE-THE-DATE: Upcoming DNI Group Forum Meetings
Please note the scheduled dates below for our quarterly large group forum meetings.
The purpose of these forum will be to give status updates, review and discuss school and parent progress on DEI initiatives, etc.
All events would be held virtually until the school/district goes into a different direction for in-person attendance at school.
Agenda and registration information will be sent out 1 week prior to each scheduled date.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6pm - 7:30pm - REGISTER HERE
*Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 and its restrictions and/or allowances, there may be a combination of both virtual and onsite facilitation experiences. For now, all sessions will be virtual.
Online Event: Working for Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in our Schools: A Conversation with Clint Smith (June 3, 2020) - Recording available here.Description: Issues of equity and education have long existed in our country and continue to manifest today. How can writing and the power of one's voice help us respond to these disparities? Join us for a conversation with writer and educator, Dr. Clint Smith, where we will hear his poetry and reflections on working for justice, equity, and civic agency in our schools.
Online Event: PFLAG Lamorinda Community Gathering (June 9, 2020) Announcing a new local Lamorinda community of PFLAG supporters, ready to meet you wherever you are. PFLAG meetings will give you the support you need during this most-challenging time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online Event: First General Group Meeting of the Campo Parents Club Diversity and Inclusion Group (June 16, 2020)
Online Event: General Group Meeting of the Campo Parents Club Diversity and Inclusion Group (July 14, 2020) Topics covered included diversity and equity updates from the various subcommittess and a first review of the Campolindo Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan by principal John Walker.Presentation deck below. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Online Event: First of an AUHSD Quarterly Book Read Series (August 25, 2020)On Tuesday, August 25, we held our first quarterly book discussion of Dr. Ibram X Kendi's book, "How To Be An Antiracist". Over 90 AUHSD parents, faculty and community members gathered for an hour and a half discussion on various perspectives, takeaways and when and where to use critical inquiries in our own lives and in future conversations about race.
To compliment your reading, check out Brene Brown with Dr. Kendi on Unlocking Us.
We especially want to thank the 17 AUHSD faculty that volunteered to lead the small discussion groups. Even with the changes of executing on a new virtual learning platform, they put aside the time and thought necessary to take this journey.Kristen Plant (Miramonte) Sarah Morgan (Campo) Andie Nishimi (Miramonte) Karen Begg (Campo)Megan Flores (Miramonte) Tom Renno (Campo)Bruce Giron (Miramonte) Laura Lee (Campo)Jennifer Gilson (Acalanes) Jake Donohoe (Campo)Casey Sasner (Acalanes) Shannon Sieckert (Campo)James Munoz (Miramonte) Steve Poling (Miramonte)Jill McTaggart (Las Lomas) Jada Paniagua (Acalanes)Cynthia Boyko (Miramonte)
Online Event: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Jane Elliott (September 1, 2020)On Tuesday, September 1, despite a myriad of technical difficulties caused by stormy weather system in Iowa, Campolindo BSU President Amia Bonilla got the opportunity to have a spirited conversation with Dr. Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence Education, about race, identity, community and individual responsibility. Almost 400 participants from all over the Lamorinda community joined us for an hour-and-a-half of commentary and Q&A.
Here is the list of additional resources as recommended by Dr. Elliott:
- Beyond Racism by Whitney Young
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- The Myth of Race by Robert Wald Susan
- Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony T. Browder
- On Tyranny by Timothy D. Snyder
- Sapien: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
- When at Times the Mob is Swayed: A Citizen's Guide to Depending Our Republic by Burt Neuborne
- Typical Statements: https://janeelliott.com/typical-statements
- Clarification to Typical Statements: https://janeelliott.com/clarification
- Commitment to Combat Racism: https://janeelliott.com/commitment
- Bibliography: https://janeelliott.com/bibliography
Online Event: General Group Meeting of the Campo Parents Club Diversity and Inclusion Group (September 15, 2020) Topics covered included diversity and equity updates from the various subcommittess and a review of the Campolindo Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan by principal John Walker and associate principal Laura Lee.Presentation deck below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In-Person Event: Campolindo Football Team "Dining for Diversity & Inclusion" (October 26, 2020) Campolindo Football has partnered with Canyon Club to raise money and awareness for Campolindo Diversity & Inclusion* programming and education. Come enjoy dinner and Monday night football on the spacious outdoor patio or order take-out. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Campolindo DNICampolindo Varsity football players will be volunteering at the event and assisting waitstaff. The Campolindo Football Cougar Club will be matching donations up to $1,000. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Virtual Community Event: Not In Our Town: Manhattan Beach / Moraga Stands United Against Hate (December 2, 2020) The Campo DNI Parents Committee hosted a community event during United Against Hate Week (Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020) that included a virtual film screening and panel discussion facilitated by Patrice O’Neill founder of Not In Our Town (see https://www.niot.org/). The panel will consisted of people of color who live, work or go to school in Moraga. Not In Our Town (NIOT) is a national movement to stop hate, racism and bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all and has inspired numerous communities across the country to unite. The film, “Not In Our Town: Manhattan Beach”, is about a community coming together after a racially motivated hate crime. You can watch the trailer at: https://www.niot.org/niot-video/trailer-manhattan-beach. We engaged and invited Moraga’s school district, civic groups, faith communities, athletic leagues, service organizations, the Town Council, the St. Mary’s College community, the police department and local business owners to join this event. Contact Anne Murrin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diana Obrand (email@example.com) for more information.
Online Event: General Group Meeting of the Campo Parents Club Diversity and Inclusion Group (December 8, 2020) Topics covered included diversity and equity updates from the various subcommittess and a review of the Campolindo Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan by principal John Walker and associate principal Laura Lee.Presentation deck below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online Event: Third of an AUHSD Quarterly Book Read Series (February 4, 2021)On Thursday, February 4th, the Acalanes DEI Parent Group hosted the third quarterly book discussion of Ta-Nehisi's book, "Between The World and Me". Over 70 AUHSD parents, faculty and community members gathered for an hour and a half discussion on various perspectives, takeaways and when and where to use critical inquiries in our own lives and in future conversations about race.
To complement this book, HBO has adapted it into a movie and podcast. Now streaming on HBO Max.