friday - june 11th
theme | United in equity & diversity
Teacher with Pupils

The theme of this day is a vision for all stakeholders of solidarity to work together in achieving equity,

inclusion and purposeful diversity

This day will focus on unity. Participants will be equipped with tools and information to combat social

injustices and provide educational resources and ideas to do so

In this increasingly interconnected world, learning openness and appreciating differences is important to many aspects of modern life. And it’s becoming critical to raising happy and successful children, too. Be watchful and take every opportunity to focus children's attention on what is similar between themselves and others, over what is different. Present the differences as interesting rather than scary.

Celebrate and learn about diversity while constantly observing our universal qualities.

When working and learning with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures present in the classroom, students gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. It also teaches students how to use their own strengths and points of view to contribute in a diverse working environment.

Hate has become embedded in the fabric of our society. This day will focus on uniting us on all levels. You will be equipped with tools and information to combat ALL Hate and anything that disrupts unity. We will have a special emphasis on Anti-Asian Hate and how it plagues our nation as a whole!

Due to the nature of our current social environment, we find it critical to continuously address race and diversity in our schools and community.

friday - june 18th
commemorating juneteenth 

It is important that you know the history of the communities that you lead. It is important that you know the conditions that shaped the types of communities that show up in your building each day. There are generational conditions that influence our school communities, such as Structural and Institutional Racism, Redlining, Segregation, Jim Crow Laws, and how that shows up today in your building.

 

The goal is to dismantle racism and embed equity in all aspects of your organization that include cultural competence, culturally responsive practices, infusing the diversity mandates of African American History, Hispanic Contributions to the United States, Women’s contributions to the United States and Holocaust Education into your curriculum. And not just during the celebratory months, but in all subjects all year.  This will be a celebration of Broward County’s Black History. 

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