PTA Meeting, Tuesday, March 19

With Kyana Wheeler, M.Ed., MPA
Tuesday, March 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. in the Library

Please join racial equity and organizational change specialist, Kyana Wheeler, as she helps us gain the knowledge to become a more equitable institution capable of responding to injustices facing our communities.

Beginning with a foundational learning about why a racial analysis is imperative to achieve social justice, Kyana will explore concepts of structural racism, intersectionality and the construction of white dominant culture in an effort to help define our individual and institutional roles in the work of equity and justice. To learn more about Kyana, visit

Important Note: Because Tuesday’s meeting runs longer than most, the presentation begins at 6:00 PM instead of our usual 6:30 start time.

All are welcome to this event! (No requirement to be a PTA member.)

Hosted by Thurgood Marshall PTA and Equity Action Teams and funded with your contributions to the Thurgood Marshall PTA.

FREE Childcare with PIZZA for children ages 5-12 whose parents are at the meeting. You MUST reserve your child’s place in advance – contact Cody at Children may not arrive before 6:00 PM.

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Spring Enrichment Catalog Available

The catalog for Spring 2019 before & after school enrichment programs is now available. Visit the enrichment home page to learn how to register and download a copy of the catalog.

Online registration begins at 7 AM this Friday, March 8.

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Black Family Advocacy Support Group Social (Date Updated!)

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Winter Equity Action Teams Meeting

The Winter Equity Action Teams meeting will be Thursday evening, January 31 from 6-8pm, in the TM Library. 
Join us for conversation and learning around this year’s goal:  Create Ongoing Opportunities for Conversation About Race, Equity and Inclusion Among Adults and Children There are is always room for new ideas and new participants in this work. Kids are welcome to the meeting or can play on the library computers or read.  Bring a snack to share if you would like!
Questions?  email
On the Agenda for next Thursday’s meeting:
  • Principal Katie May will share plans for Black Lives Matter Week at TM
  • Angie Jenkins will lead an activity helping us to look closely at our personal/social identities and how they impact our daily lives and interactions with others (see this link and do pages 2 and 3 beforehand if possible)
  • Sub-teams will share what they have been working on
  • Sharing and Discussion around Equity Action Teams 2018 survey results
  • Discussion about Race and Equity speaker/workshop options for this spring

Equity Action Sub-teams for 2018-19: 
Fostering Student Community
Supporting Our Scholars
Black Families Advocacy and Support Group
Conversations Around Race and Equity
Gender Equity
Racial Equity in HCC

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