QAE will be participating in Black Lives Matters at School week from Feb. 4th-8th. See the schedule of events below! For more information about QAE's approach you can talk with your child's teacher or write Principal Roy at email@example.com.
Monday, Feb. 4th – What is the history and importance of BLM?
Tuesday. Feb. 5th - How can we use BLM week to further the conversations around achieving racial equity?
QAE staff will read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham to the class. We encourage QAE families to read this book so you can discuss race and equity with your child – we have copies at school. Not My Idea is a book that speaks to the truth of America’s past and present climate around racism and white supremacy. The book values integrity, honesty, encourages curiosity and critical thinking, and above all seeks to teach empathy as means for social change.
Wednesday, Feb. 6th – What does Justice look like?
Topics will include: intersectionality and LGBTQIAPD affirming spaces. QAE Gender equity statement: https://www.qaeptsa.org/gender-identity.html
Thursday, Feb. 7th – What does celebrating black lives, both in a modern and historical context look like?
How can we find creative ways to celebrate and represent diverse communities of color? We will celebrate the lives of black and brown peoples beyond traditional and popular representations.
Friday, Feb. 8th
All QAE families, students, and staff are invited to wear black shirt or item of clothing in support of BLM week. There will be a 9:15 am Whole School Assembly:
Parent Resources for Black Lives Matter at School Week
From QAE Race and Equity Team: Devin Liner, Tobi Nussbaum, Paulina Cuevas, Kay Dumlao, Michelle Christensen
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