Equity Committee

Chair: Roni Turner

The DSA PTSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee supports the equity and inclusion of ALL DSA students. This committee will create ways to understand the community that it serves through guest speaker series, rich conversations, and thinking beyond ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or ability to create meaningful initiatives for our DSA community.

Resources on Racism, Equity, and Inclusion
An important step in supporting equity and practicing inclusion is taking responsibility for our own learning about these issues.

Resources to learn more about racism:

Charis Books has a solid list of books to help anyone learn more about racism: Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers.

Below are some resources specifically for teachers:
The Cult of Pedagogy site has some good articles about inclusivity:

  • Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs
  • Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color
  • Talking Race in the Classroom by J. Bolgatz
  • What Does It Mean To Be White? by Robin DiAngelo
  • Black Teachers on Teaching by Michele Foster
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond
  • Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
  • Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms by H. Richard Milner
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris
  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
  • The first R: How children learn race and racism by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe Feagin
  • This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by Jose Vilson

Do you have any resources to share? Let us know!


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