TONIGHT (7-8:30pm): Hillcrest Community Forum on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Wed, Oct 28 10:51pm

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Gitenstein and Gloria Bruce, PTA Chairs for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Please join us tonight for the Hillcrest Community Forum on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

  • Who should attend: This meeting is intended for all parents and caregivers. But all community members are welcome. 
  • When: TONIGHT, October 29, 7-8:30 pm 
  • Where: Zoom link 
    • Meeting ID: 812 2618 7064
    • Passcode: 829451

Hillcrest started a process of directly addressing equity & inclusion issues last school year, and the events of 2020 have only highlighted the need to create a welcoming, inclusive and anti-racist environment, even with the challenges of remote learning.  This isn’t a workshop or training, but an information and discussion session to keep us moving on that journey. In particular, our hope is that input from the community will inform our goals with Circle Up and around our DEI work throughout the year.  

The first half of the meeting is intended just for parents and caregivers; we will give you an update on where Hillcrest is and give you an opportunity to reflect on both where we’ve been and where we need to go next. In the second half of the meeting, Hillcrest teachers, and staff have been invited to join.  Alia Dolan, our mental health consultant, will share what she is working on with our kids and offer some ideas for parents as they continue this journey at home. We’re hoping to provide a chance for everyone to engage in an open dialogue and an opportunity to set the next steps in motion.  

Please join us,
Rebecca Gitenstein & Gloria Bruce