Next Virtual EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) Meeting!
Tue, Jan 26 7:00pm-8:00pm
Virtual!
Hello Braeburn Families,
 
As many of you know, we have had an Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee at Braeburn for the past couple of years. During these years, we have participated in many efforts to help foster a sense of welcoming and community at Braeburn to our current and incoming families. These efforts have been in the form of gatherings like our Multicultural Night and last year's Game-a-palooza night. We’ve also tackled topics around equity and diversity — in our meetings and as well as through some educational opportunities for our community. These include the Racial Justice Training for 4th/5th Grade Students and their Grown-ups, the Workshop on Implicit Bias, and the Community Conversation on Gender (canceled due to lockdown this past spring; new date pending). In addition to our own Braeburn community, we have also been involved at the district level working with other West Hartford school EDI committees to sponsor town-wide events. 
 
As this bizarre school year continues, including a common sense of isolation because of COVID as well as very poignant and incredibly important events that have shaped this year specific to the Black Lives Matter movement and other vital diversity and equity related events this year, we are grateful to have our community. 
 
For the past couple of years, Braeburn's EDI committee has been run by Ayelet Connell and Gigi Belen. We are hoping to generate interest in this committee and its mission by creating a team of parents/caregivers at Braeburn that want to make a difference in our community. We are hoping that families will step forward to help create momentum and push these missions forward of creating a sense of inclusivity and a more equitable learning environment for all!
 
Our next Virtual EDI Meeting will be on Tuesday evening, January 26th, at 7:00-8:00pm.
Please join us to discuss available resources and how to create change!
 
The link to join is: meet.google.com/aik-begv-ohk
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ayelet & Gigi at braeburnedi@gmail.com.
 
Warmly,
Ayelet & Gigi