Celebrating Laylat al Bara’at

Laylat al Bara’at is a Muslim holiday celebrated at night, which is associated with the descent of God from heaven and the generous forgiveness of sins. It is regarded as a night when the fortunes of individuals for the coming year are decided and when Allah may forgive sinners. Therefore, on this night every year many Muslims pray… Read More »

What Is Holi?

Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. It also celebrate the Hindu god Krishna. This year, Holi begins March 29, but celebrations begin the night before. After sundown, at the Holika Dahan, people gather to perform religious rituals in front of a bonfire, and to pray that their internal evil be… Read More »

Equity Discussion Groups Are Coming!

The Equity Committee has officially revamped the format of its Book Club: it is now the Equity Discussion Group! Our hope is that this new format will be more accessible to members of the community who haven’t attended in the past because they weren’t able or didn’t want to read the books. There is “suggested prep work”… Read More »

It’s Time to Hunt!

By now, we hope you know very well that we have a website designed to inform and support the Hillcrest community. We post fairly regularly, with an emphasis on bringing attention to ways we can call out inequity in our school and community, as well as how we can try to support vulnerable members of… Read More »

Celebrating Deaf History

Today, March 13, is the beginning of Deaf History Month, commemorating the achievements of people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Running through April 15, the dates were chosen to commemorate three important moments in deaf education history spanning a century and a half: March 13, 1988 – Deaf President Now! protest (above) at… Read More »

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Celebrated for over a century in one way or another, International Women’s Day is now a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  With roots in the Socialist Party, the first… Read More »

Happy Hunting!

This month, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is going to try something different.  Did you know that we have a website designed to inform and support the Hillcrest community? We post fairly regularly, with an emphasis on bringing attention to ways we can call out inequity in our school and community, as well as… Read More »

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