Office of Inclusive Excellence Celebrates Pride Month
Cherry Creek Schools staff featured in the 2020 Pridefest Virtual Parade
Office of Inclusive Excellence celebrates Pride Month
Our children receive messages about race all the time - from books,
games, movies, television, teachers, family friends and family members,
neighbors and neighborhoods, their peers, and from you. They learn from
what you say and do, from what you don’t say and don’t do. They notice
patterns around race and gender, among other identities. As adults in the lives of children, we play a crucial role in shaping how
and what they learn about race. On the next few pages are some starting
points for raising children who can be the thoughtful, informed, and racebrave community members our multiracial democracy needs to thrive. Click the link above to access the EmbraceRace article.
With everything going on in the world today we want to provide a space for you to be heard. A space to bring healing and guidance. Please join us in conversation on July 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m on zoom.
For ages 13-25.
Aurora NAACP and YAASPA would like to hold space for youth to vibe, share, and engage in collaborative healing as we navigate the sociopolitical context.
We want to support our fellow students and families throughout this public health shift.
Complete this quick RSVP form. You will receive the zoom link upon completing this form.
RSVP link: https://bit.ly/naacpyaaspaspace
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Thursday, July 2nd, at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET.
In many homes across the country, “The Talk” is less often about the “birds and the bees” and more often about how we can help our Black, Brown and Indigenous children, in particular, be relatively safe from racial aggression, especially by police officers.
Register to join us for a conversation in which our guests, both child psychologists who focus their work on Black families, invite us to shift our focus from WHAT to tell our children to keep them safe to HOW, more broadly, we might consider talking and "walking" with the children we love in our racialized world. Our answers to the HOW can make all the difference in our efforts to raise healthy Black children prepared for, and resourceful in the face of, encounters they have with people, including state authorities, that might not always see their full humanity.
While our focus will be on Black family conversations, most of the information and insights shared will be relevant to other families too. Come one, come all!
As with all Talking Race & Kids webinars registration is free. If you register, you’ll receive a link to the recording, the transcript, and relevant resources in the days following the live event. Spread the word!
"Lives in Limbo": What's next for 600,000 Dreamers?
Thursday, June 25th, at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET.
Last week the US Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was "arbitrary and capricious," delivering a temporary victory to the more than 600,000 young people the program protects from deportation.
Register to join us for a conversation about the experiences of the undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers before and since the enactment of DACA, about what it means to live and plan toward a future under conditions of extreme uncertainty, and about the road ahead. As always, we will welcome your insights and questions.
As with all Talking Race & Kids webinars, registration is free. If you register, you’ll receive a link to the recording, the transcript, and relevant resources in the days following the live event.
Resources for Talking to Your Children about Racism
Resources addressing xenophobia and racism towards the Asian/Asian American community
Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19th. It commemorates the day, in1865 , that enslaved African Americans, living in Texas, learned slavery was outlawed in the United States. Two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation declared an end to the inhumane practice of slavery. Juneteenth has previously been called African American Freedom Day and Emancipation Day. Although it is only recognized as a legal holiday in the state of Texas, millions of African Americans honor the significance of this important day in history.
Please join us in acknowledging the month of May as Jewish American Heritage Month, attached are several resources that can be used to educate and celebrate the rich heritage of Jewish Americans and their many contributions to the United States.
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins Thursday evening, April 23rd and ends on Saturday, May 23rd followed by the Eid-Al-Fitr celebration/holiday on May 24th. Ramadan is an annual religious celebration. Colleagues and students who observe Ramadan may participate in fasting by abstaining from drinking and eating during the daylight hours and prayer during the day.
Here are some links to resources with more information about Ramadan.
Please join us in acknowledging the month of May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Attached are some resources that can be used to educate and celebrate the rich heritage of Asian and Pacific Islanders and their many contributions to the United States.
Historically, representations of Asian Americans in pop culture have often consisted of racist stereotypes and one-dimensional depictions.
Join us PBS SoCal and KQED to watch clips from the new PBS series Asian Americans (view episode guide) followed by a discussion moderated by SoCal Wanderer host Rosey Alvero and featuring series producer S. Leo Chiang and sociologist/pop culture expert Nancy Wang Yuen. This conversation will look at the history of Asian American representation in pop culture and media, and how Asian Americans have fought against these depictions to craft their own narratives and define a complex Asian American identity.