Category Archives: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Bystander Intervention Training

Join us on February 24 at 7 pm for this training, provided by The Howard County Office of Human Rights. Registration is NOT required. This training is intended to aid communities in doing two things: Increasing the likelihood that people will step up to support any community member who is being harassed. This is done… Read More »

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Each year, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.  “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and… Read More »

Thanksgiving Is Complicated

Today, Thanksgiving is largely observed as a secular holiday. The text of Lincoln’s original proclamation was, however, explicit in declaring it “a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” We are by now familiar with how holidays grounded in a particular faith can be divisive. (And by the… Read More »

Leveraging Privilege and Tools to Disrupt Bigotry Over the Holidays with Courtney Jones Carney, MBA

Join us Monday, November 23, at 7:30 pm to learn how to use privilege to fight racism at the holiday table. Click here to RSVP: Register early! Pre-work will be assigned to facilitate and frame the training conversation. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event. The Leveraging Privilege… Read More »

What Do We Do About Halloween?

We all know that this has been a challenging year. From a global pandemic to sweeping social unrest, we’ve had to really examine how we define our community, and what our place in it is.  Now Halloween is almost upon us, and it’s time to look at the holiday from every angle and ponder its… Read More »

Online Book Club – An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The HES PTA is pleased to facilitate a discussion about An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, the latest selection of the HES Equity Committee. Please join us on Wednesday, November 18, immediately following the PTA General Meeting, to discuss this “meticulously documented…thought-provoking treatise” and 2015 American Book Award-winner. If you… Read More »