May is: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Watch

Watch videos from BrainPop and PBS, as well as interviews with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Read

Read "Stand Up, Yumi Chung!", "Fauja Singh Keeps Going,"  "Eyes That Kiss in the Corners," and many more.

Listen

Listen to "Dear Asian Americans," "Modern Minorities," and "It's Personal."

Connect

Connect with parents and educators in our community and across Virginia to discuss diversity and inclusion topics.

April is: Autism Acceptance Month

Watch

Watch "Amazing Things Happen," "Life with Autism," "Temple Grandin on Her Search Engine," "Amazing Kids," and "The Reason I Jump" (trailer).

Read

Read books with thoughtfully developed autistic characters, and consider the viewpoint of autistic adults (see comic strip, below).

Listen

Listen to autistic people, family members and loved ones, and professionals, in "Hacking Autism," "Josh Has Autism," "Spectrum," and "Turn Autism Around."

Connect

Connect with parents and educators in our community and across Virginia to discuss diversity and inclusion topics.

March is: Women's History Month

Watch

Watch "Famous Women," "A Global History of Women's Rights," "International Women's Day," and "Why Women Are Paid Less."

 

Read

Read about Althea Gibson, Katherine Johnson, Sonia Sotomayor, Maria Tallchief, and many more.

Listen

Listen to "And Nothing Less" and "Rebel Girls": podcasts about great women in history. 

Connect

Connect with parents and educators in our community and across Virginia to discuss diversity and inclusion topics.

February is: Black History Month

Watch

Watch "Hair Love," "Why We Lift Every Voice and Sing," and "Black Lives Matter Protests (from Brain Pop)."

Read

Read "Brown Girl Dreaming," "One Crazy Summer," "Parker Looks Up," and more.

Listen

Listen to "Flyest Fables," "Story Corps," "Code Switch (for Kids)," and "First Name Basis."

Connect

Connect with parents and educators in our community and across Virginia.

The National PTA's Every Child in Focus initiative provides a framework for local PTAs to celebrate the diversity of our local communities. The National PTA's suggested calendar is available here. Please contact the MWES PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair with suggestions, comments, or concerns. We need as many voices and viewpoints as possible in order to be accurate, comprehensive, and truly inclusive in our PTA! If you would rather be anonymous, please submit your concerns or suggestions via this Google Form.

 

 

 

 

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