POSTPONED: Exploring the Advocate Within--EDI Opportunity! RSVP by Friday!
Mon, Mar 16 - Wed, Mar 18
Town Hall, Room 400
With the rapidly changing situation around COVID 19 in Connecticut, next week’s events with Kevin Booker Jr. is postponed. We will hopefully be able to reschedule in the near future, and we appreciate your understanding in needing to hold off on these sessions. 
- Family and School Partnership Series Team
 
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Dear Braeburn families, community members, and educators,
 
The West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Groups in collaboration with the WHPS Equity and Diversity Council are thrilled to share that Kevin Booker Jr., founder of Booker Empowerment LLC and New London City Councilor, will be facilitating a session on “Exploring the Advocate Within” for the next Family and School Partnership Series!  
 
During our time together, we will:
*Build skills to become better advocates for our children and community.
*Develop mutual understanding around equity topics.
*Understand bias and how it impacts our interactions and advocacy work.
 
We will again be offering a morning and an evening session at Town Hall (Room 400):
*Morning Session—Monday, March 16, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
*Evening Session—Wednesday, March 18, 2029 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
 
Due to the interactive nature of the event, space is limited to 35 participants per session.  Registration is REQUIRED to reserve your space.  
 
RSVP by Friday, March 13, 2020.
*Register online:  https://tinyurl.com/yx6wk9j7
OR
*Call/text (203-646-6457) or email (WestHartford.EDI@gmail.com) with the following information to register—name and school, which date you’re attending, number of adults, number of children who need care (ages 4 and older, younger children may accompany parents), translation services, and transportation needs.  
 
We anticipate that this small group event will run as scheduled, but will let you know as soon as possible if it is postponed or cancelled.  Please check the district website for updated information and resources on COVID 19.  http://whps.org/covid-19
 
As a district with a large Asian population (11%, second largest minority group), and with news of local Asian restaurants seeing a decline in customers, here are some resources to proactively speak to your children about the racism and xenophobia that has been brought up by COVID19.  Let's support our Asian and Asian American students and families in our community by disrupting bias. 
 
Thank you for being invested in our school community and coming together in forums like this to make sure that all our children have the opportunity to succeed.  We all play a part in their learning and growth!
 
-Family and School Partnership Series Team