DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At P.S. 39, we are committed to a culture of inclusion, respect, social justice, and equity. We encourage all members of the community to explore topics and issues relating to diversity and inclusion, and by doing so develop a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges we face as we are raising the next generation of socially responsible citizens
Book of the month series!
The book of the month series has kicked off with the theme of multi-culturalism in our community.
The Human Root
We are excited the staff launched their professional development work with the Human Root last month!
Our WELCOME DINNER Celebrating our Multi-cultural community was a success!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the event. It was an amazing feast, a wonderful gathering of our community, and a great way to kick-off the new year! See pics on our photo page!
Community Events & Activities
Our next committee meeting is Tuesday, December 12th @ 07:00 pm in the Music Room. Join us!
Nov 15: How to talk to your child about bullying
The New York City Council's Committee on Education will be conducting an oversight meeting/hearing on “Diversity in New York City Schools” on November 21, 2017 at City Hall’s Council Chambers (City Hall Park, New York, NY 10007). Anyone in attendance can testify at the hearing in front of the Education Committee on school integration/desegregation. Click on this link for more information about the meeting and this link for more information on the NYC City Council’s Committee on Education.
Get Organized BK events listings click here
In the News:
11/11: Show up for racism
11/10: Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents
10/31: An open letter to Lands End
10/30: Gender stereotyping begins at home
10/24: When a Student Says, ‘I’m Not a Boy or a Girl’
10/12: White Teachers Need to See Color. Here’s Why.
Follow Race/Related from the NY Times
Follow Scary Mommy on Race
The P.S. 39 Diversity & Inclusion committee
The P.S. 39's Diversity Committee was created to engage the entire school community - parents, children, teachers and administrators - in promoting a culture of respect, social justice, equity and openness in our school community.
We are committed to engaging in this work with respect, curiosity, authenticity and vulnerability. We seek to build community and partnerships and maintain accountability to ourselves, our families and school in the process. We welcome parents, teachers and administrators to join us!
Equity & Diversity in Schools for ALL (NYC DOE plan)
Charlottesville & Beyond: NYC DOE Chancellor's Letter & Resources
Resources for Parents and Students
Social Justice and Equity
- Transgender and Gender-Variant Children: resources from the Bank Street School Library
- Resources from the Anti-Defamation League
- Resources from Human Rights Campaign
- Chasing the Dream: poverty and opportunity in America
- The summer engagement kit