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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check Oak Park PTO Diversity Committees Facebook page for information on current activities and programming around Oak Park.