EDC Digest ~January 2020

Monthly Newsletter of the Equity and Diversity Council

About the Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

The Equity and Diversity Council (EDC) of the West Hartford Public Schools collaborate as a faculty and staff advisory that seek to promote equity, advance diversity, and foster inclusiveness across all areas of our district’s programs and services. The EDC subscribes to the motto, Clear Paths. Bright Futures. No Limits...(read more)

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Chinese Lunar New Year- January 25- February 4

LUNAR NEW YEAR • Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist. Also known as the Spring Festival, an important festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.


Teaching Resources https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collections/teaching-content/chinese-new-year/

Student Voices

The January 3rd Student Voices Panel was a well-attended, engaging and insightful forum. Ten current and former high school students spoke about their experiences from diverse racial, ethnic, language, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. Students shared positive and challenging experiences related to their identities, as well as personal growth and actions they have taken to address related topics and issues. They offered thoughtful suggestions to parents, students and school staff about how to advance equity, diversity and inclusion. Special thanks to the HHS and CHS student panelists and to Conard, Hall and Sedgwick Community of Concern.
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Three Kings Day- Also known as Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men.

Monday, Jan. 6th, 12am

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National Compliment Day- Tell someone how amazing they are.

Friday, Jan. 24th, 12am-11:45pm

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Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year ) is the most important Chinese holiday, and is celebrated for 15 days.

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 12am

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Next EDC Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 3:45pm

50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Room 422