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 »

Calling All Makers!

While we don’t know exactly what it will look like, BCPS is preparing for the eventuality of in-person classes. The Hillcrest PTA is calling on the community’s “makers” to create and donate child-size face masks to help protect students, families and staff. You can drop off donations of: finished masks 100% cotton fabric elastic cord… 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 »

Missed the August Community Equity Forum?

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 with the password: 3n$=U9w= for full access to everything covered.

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