Diversity & Equity Newsletter
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at ASUA
Welcome new and returning members of the A Step Up Academy family! During the beginning of each school year, we like to take some time to re-introduce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as ASUA.
Each month we will be sending out a newsletter covering current events, specialty & awareness days, and our Diversity Theme for that month. Be sure to check your email the first week of every month to get the newest issue!
- ASUA welcomes people of all abilities, ages, family structures, genders, orientations, races and ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic statuses.
- ASUA respects the individual experience, knowledge, and contribution of each member of our greater community.
- ASUA celebrates diversity in all forms and values the impact diversity has in creating truly inclusive and equitable communities.
Diversity Terminology & Language
Check out the Diversity Terminology & Language Glossary for current terms and languages used to talk about diversity topics. This document will be frequently updated to keep on top of the ever-changing conversations about language usage.
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Check out the Diversity Terminology & Language Glossary for current terms and language used to talk about diversity topics. This document will be frequently updated to keep on top of the ever-changing conversations about language usage.
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Do you have a topic or issue for the Diversity & Equity Committee to discuss? Have you found a resource, tool, etc you think would be beneficial to our goals? Do you have any questions or suggestions? This form is anonymous.
ASUA Cookbook Fundraiser and Diversity Celebration
Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 11:45pm
This is an online event.
In celebration of the diverse families and many cultures that make up our community, we are creating and selling A Step Up Academy’s first-ever cookbook. We will sell these cookbooks for $10 each as an ASUA Fundraiser. Each student, family, and staff member is encouraged to share a recipe (or a few) that is important to their culture, a favorite meal in their household, or an old family recipe.
The contributor login is:
Once you log in, you will be able to:
Enter as many recipes into the book as you would like
Choose which section of the cookbook your recipe
will go in
See recipes that have already been added
View tips for writing recipes
Edit your recipes
You will only be able to edit your recipes until you log out.
Please contact me at Ev@AStepUpAcademy.org if you need to make changes after logging out.If you added recipes this past Spring, they are still there!
All recipes are due by midnight on September 28, 2022. To purchase a cookbook, please click here: (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=BC533XPJUAUT6).
These make great gifts!
Cookbooks should arrive by December 1, in time for the Winter holidays. If you have any questions about ordering, contact Trish Corvo at Trish@AStepUpAcademy.org.
Polish-American Family Festival
Thursday, Sep. 1st, 12pm to Sunday, Sep. 11th, 8pm
654 Ferry Road Doylestown, PA 18901
Noon - 8pm
Admission: $12 per person
Celebrate Polish heritage while enjoying rides, prizes, food, and more at a fun and family-friendly festival!
All are Welcome!
Annual Serbian Food Festival
Saturday, Sep. 17th, 11am to Sunday, Sep. 18th, 5pm
Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 506 Stahr Rd, Elkins Park, PA, 19027
Saturday, September 17
11:00am - 8 pm
Sunday, September 18
12 Noon - 5 pm
Rain or Shine
St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
506 Stahr Rd. Elkins Park PA.
Featuring: Serbian food specialties and desserts
Including Roasted Pig and Lamb
Desserts: Palacinke (Serbian crepes) and various cookies and cakes.
All Are Welcome!
Greek Food Festival
Friday, Sep. 30th, 3pm to Saturday, Oct. 1st, 9pm
7921 Old York Rd Elkins Park, PA 19027
Saturday and Sunday
Greek Orthodox Church
7921 Old York Rd Elkins Park, PA 19027
Celebrate Greek heritage with Greek music, food & more!
The Diversity and Equity Committee will be hosting panel-style workshops featuring adults on the autism spectrum. Please fill out this form so we can see what topics and questions you might like to have covered during these sessions.