Diversity Committee Updates

The Whittier Diversity Committee is your committee on diversity. We discuss various issues, organize playdates, organize informational sessions, according to what you feel is most that we need as a Whittier community—with regards to race, gender, disability, and other issues surrounding diversity.


UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

RACE CONSCIOUS DIALOGUES

WHITTIER COHORT for Race Conscious Dialogues -- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

This local nonprofit engages people who are white around identity, privilege and power, then provides tools for anti-racism work, and has partnered with the PTO Diversity Committees to offer school-specific cohorts throughout the year.  More information can be found at www.raceconsciousdialogues.org, and feel free to contact them directly with any questions.  

 
The course will be held on the following Sundays from 2pm-5pm at The Echo Center in Oak Park.  
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 17
 

 

 

Interesting Articles and Resources About Issues Related to Diversity and Inclusion

 

The Power of a Wealthy PTA, by Susan Cope, on the Atlantic website. See link here.

 

Study: Black-white discipline gap predicts achievement disparities, by Linda Jacobson, on the website Education Dive. See link here.

 

NPR IL Interview: Black and Brown Teachers Have a Request: Listen, by Dusty Rhodes. See link here

 

11 Books to Teach Students About the Refugee Experience. See link here.

 

 

 

If you are interested in Whittier Diversity Committee and would like to join our email list, please contact Munirah Curtis at munirahcurtis@gmail.com.

 

Also, check Oak Park PTO Diversity Committees Facebook page for information on current activities and programming around Oak Park.

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