The Knights Roundtable

September 2020 V.1

The Knights Roundtable is the Diversity, Equity, and Unity newsletter created for DJO students, family, and community. Each month will center around a theme. The initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Unity is key to the ability of Bishop O'Connell to fulfill its mission and to have a positive effect on society. This fact has been evident in the past year as our nation has faced a series of incidents, tragedies, and challenges that have had a profound effect on us. As we struggled to learn, to lament, to heal, to disrupt, and to acquire wisdom, we came together as students, alumni, parents, faculty, and administration in efforts to implement change. Sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy reading about current events, student stories, and how to be involved in making O'Connell a place that all students feel proud to say, we are family. GO, KNIGHTS!

Latina Heritage Month

Every year, from September 15th to October 15th, our country pays homage to Hispanic Americans who have had a positive impact and have strengthened our nation and society. During this month, our nation celebrates the contributions of the Hispanic community and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans. These dates were chosen to commemorate two historic events, the formal signing of the Independence Act for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on 15 September 1821. Mexico's Independence Day, further marked by the start of a conflict against Spanish control on September 16, 1810. Featured below we recognize significant individuals who have helped pave the way for Latina culture. From Left to right ( Cesar Chavez, St. Rose of Lima, and Selena)

Check out our Royalettes as they partner with Aurora tights to bring inclusivity to all members

Exciting Depictions through Art

Do you have a love for art? Exciting things are happening within the Catholic art world. Brother Mickey McGrath will be hosting a live stream Septemeber 23rd via zoom at 7 pm entitled, "Dark Madonnas: Lights of Hope in a Dark World". Mickey is known for using his gift of art to heal wounds of racism. Please use the following link to register by September 22nd.

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Did you know?

U.S. News Reported California is the most diverse state

These schools have the most Hispanic students

· Texas A&M International University: 95%

· University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley: 91%

· University of Texas—El Paso: 84%

· Our Lady of the Lake University: 76%

· Texas A&M University—Kingsville: 72%

· California State University—Los Angeles: 68%

· Florida International University: 67%

· St. Mary's University of San Antonio: 67%

· California State University—Dominguez Hills: 65%

· California State University—San Bernardino: 65%

The Implicit Bias Test

The Implicit bias test which was taken by millions of people revealed that the most consciously tolerant of us may be biased. Check the video out below.