If you missed Equity forum held Monday, August 3, you’re in luck! This amazing session was recorded and is here for you watch. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/4PUqBLOty3hOQInqw0zYY_Q7Gd3hT6a81HUerqVYmBoXFf8gNl373E5uMyZa9HHb with the password: 3n$=U9w= for full access to everything covered.
Discrimination isn’t always blatant. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize how what you’re reading may be building bias in your subconscious. Take Tikki Tikki Tembo, for example, a decades-old children’s book billed as an adaptation of a Chinese folktale. It is not. And there is danger in treating it as an example of Chinese culture. For one… Read More »
Looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Need a new hoodie for the fall? Visit the new Hedgie Gear shop at threadless.com! All proceeds benefit the Hillcrest Elementary School PTA.
Save the date for a PTA fundraiser at Peace a Pizza: Thursday, November 5th, from 3-7 pm! To place orders, call 410-747-2255 or 410-747-2299. Visit http://www.peaceapizzacatonsville.com/ to view the menu. · Curbside pick-up only. Orders must be called in and will be brought out to your vehicle. · In order for Hillcrest to receive credit for the… Read More »
The HES PTA is pleased to facilitate a discussion about Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum, PhD, the latest selection of the HES Equity Committee. Please join us on Thursday, October 1 from 7-8:30 to discuss this “unusually sensitive” national bestseller. Using the Courageous Conversations protocol (https://courageousconversation.com/about/),… Read More »
Black Lives Matter has compiled an online library of books for kids. Click on individual book covers to link to that book being read aloud. Topics cover Activism and Advocacy, Self-Love and Empowerment, and Black History. There’s also a small section of Spanish-language titles! And for those who want an excellent breakdown of race as… Read More »
The HES PTA, in partnership with the HES administration, is pleased to offer our second virtual community forum, focusing on the voices of our Hillcrest Community. Our panel will be made up of parents, students, and faculty, and members will share their perspective of the Black Lives Matter chalk artwork and the impact of race… Read More »
The Hillcrest PTA is proud to offer our third summer equity forum, dealing with recognizing, understanding, and dismantling implicit bias. Bias is the inclination to judge without question. It is an automatic response from our brain that happens without our awareness, intention, or control. In this training, Dr. Sandra M. Quezada will provide participants with the… Read More »
The HES PTA is pleased to host a conversation about So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo! Please join us on Thursday, July 30th or August 6th, from 7-8:30 to discuss this New York Times bestseller and “user-friendly examination of race in America.” Using the Courageous Conversations protocol (https://courageousconversation.com/about/), we will work… Read More »