Equity & Inclusion Newsletter
Honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Our District's Families
Join us in celebrating by viewing the video below and hearing some of their voices!
Read Aloud Video: National Hispanic Heritage Month
No matter your age, we hope you find the monthly read aloud video to be valuable! The intention of the monthly read aloud is to build collective, common experiences across the district amongst students, families, and staff members - one read at a time. So please share with those around you!
Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez and Jaime Kim is read with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Special thank you to our students, staff, and family member guest readers in this video!
Latino Americans is a documentary series "which chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years" with more than 60 million people living in the U.S. today (Source: PBS; US Census, 2019)
Are you interested in being in a read aloud video or a video interview segment?
The following months have been designated by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Order, and Public Law:
Sept 15th - Oct 15th National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month
October National Disability Employment Awareness Month
November National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month
February African American History Month
March National Women's History Month
April Arab American Heritage Month
May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May Jewish American Heritage Month
May National Mental Health Awareness Month
June Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June LGBT+ Pride Month
We invite students, families, and staff to recognize and participate in a video for each of these months to raise awareness, promote inclusion, celebrate culture and build community. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Also, if you know a month that has a designation by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Order, and/or Public Law, and you would like to collaborate on a video for the newsletter, please let us know.
Bulletin Board at Rochambeau Middle School
Region 15 Website: Equity & Inclusion Council Website
Southbury and Middlebury Equity & Inclusion Council Website
Community bulletin board
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Upcoming web-based events!
Background photo credit: Pre-K, Mrs. Kimble-Cusano
The importance of listening to your lived experiences, insights, ideas, and perspectives cannot be overstated. Please feel free to reach out! We'd love to connect.
*Note: Quotation (c) 2019 CLC Collective and Dottir Press