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
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We're kicking off our monthly reading group!
Monday, February 12th @ 7pm at The Monro (https://www.monropub.com/). This month's book selection is Roxane Gay's HUNGER (http://www.roxanegay.com/hunger/) a memoir exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health - and intersections with race, gender and sexuality. We hope you will join us! RSVP to email@example.com.
Our reading group will met every 2nd Monday of the month at The Monro. If you are interested in suggesting a future month's book selection and/or facilitating a discussion, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't join us in-person, visit our webpage for book links and discussion questions. Also, remember to use the P.S. 39 Amazon Smile link* for all your amazon purchases!
Community Events & Activities
Our next committee meeting is February 26th - Join us!
Celebrate Martin Luther King at the Brooklyn Children's Museum - Jan 13 - 15. For other suggestions on how to celebrate Martin Luther King day, check out Mommy Poppins!
Join us for a screening of the Netflix film "Mudbound" - Thursday, Jan 18th at 6:30pm, at the PS 321 auditorium
Join Jill Bloomberg, the principal of Park Slope Collegiate, in a discussion about the racial divide in New York schools - Jan 18th at 6:30pm, at the Brooklyn Free Space
Do a Radical Playdate at Interference Archives - Saturday, Jan 20th at 2 - 4pm, 314 7th St., Brooklyn
Take the kids to storytime for a reading of "Bold Women in Black History" - Jan 20th at 11am - 12pm at the Lincoln Center
Join White Awake in a online workshop series on anti-racist action - first workshop on Jan 28th, register here
Participate in NYCLU's general meeting - January 30th, 4-7pm, at 125 Broad Street. RSVP here
Attend the concert "Inspirations and Tributes: "An African American Lineage" at the New York Philharmonic - Feb 3rd, 2pm at David Geffen Hall
Get Organized BK events listings click here
In the News:
11/28: We learn early to not bridge the racial divide
11/20: Reading without walls
11/17: Bringing ‘Wonder’s’ lessons of empathy and inclusion to life for students
11/17: Thanksgiving and privilege
11/11: Show up for racism
11/10: Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents
Follow Race/Related from the NY Times
Follow Scary Mommy on Race
Follow Raising Race Conscious Children
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!
Resources for Parents and Students
Webinars from the Child Study Center at NYU - topics ranging from teaching kids about the internet to overcoming anxiety
How to talk to your children about disabilities and differences
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