• 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

  • 16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race. By EmbraceRace

    16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race. By EmbraceRace

    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.

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  • Youth Healing Space

    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

    Please contact info@yaaspa.net for questions

  • Moving 'The Talk' to 'The Walk' for Black Children

    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!

    Click Here to Register

  • "Lives in Limbo": What's next for 600,000 Dreamers?

    Talking Race and Kids

    “Lives in Limbo": What 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.

    Click Here to Register


  •   Celebrating Juneteenth

    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. 

    Resource on Celebrating Junteenth

    Resource on the History & Significance of Juneteenth


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How to Raise & Teach Anti-Racist Kids
  • PBS Event

    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.

  • MALCS Meet Up Information

  • AVID Class of 2019

  • Year of La Chicana Event

  • CO-ALAS 11th Annual Conference

  • Hawaiian The Legend of Eddie Aikau

  • Black male summit


  • Introductory Hawaiian Language Classes

  • Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families



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