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    I'd like to invite all Whittier parents to join the PTA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. If you are wondering if you belong on this committee, the answer is yes! Your voice is welcome at any meeting, and you don't have to be a full-time committee member to share feedback or attend a meeting. If you have questions about joining, please email edi.whittierpta@gmail.com. You can also provide anonymous feedback with this form: https://forms.gle/8QjC3zGtiBj1Ek356

    A fellow committee member shared this video which highlights why our work is really just beginning. 

    Whittier PTA EDI Committee Chair

     

    What is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee?

    Founded in 2016, Whittier PTA’s EDI Committee works to ensure that our Whittier community is a respectful space with appreciation of differences in ethnicity, race, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual identity, education, and religion.

    • Founder, Past Chair and Co-Chair: Kristin Wiggins
    • Past Co-Chair and Chair: Donna Chavis
    • Current Chair: Kristen Ramer Liang

    Our Beliefs

    • The education and healthy development of children and youth is the shared responsibility of schools, families, communities, and policymakers.
    • The inclusion of families and communities in the education system leads to improved public schools, higher educational outcomes for all students, and the closing of achievement and opportunity gaps.
    • The voices of underrepresented families and students must be heard in all aspects and all levels of public education.
    • Leadership emerges when parents and community members gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to participate in policy-making and help shape the future of children.

    Our Values

    We value integrity, respect, equity, accountability, diversity, compassion, inclusion, and innovation.

    2020-21 Meeting Dates

    EDI Committee meetings will be from 7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. on Tuesdays on the following dates:

    November 10, 2020
    December 8, 2020
    January 12, 2021
    February 9, 2021
    March 9, 2021
    April 13, 2021
    May 11, 2021
    June 8, 2021

    Everyone is welcome at EDI Committee meetings, and we especially invite Whittier's   and   families to join the conversation.