Diversity and Equity Matters to our Community

As a community-based charter, Creative Arts has always been committed to fostering and celebrating diversity. This core value is reflected in all aspects of our life as a school and as a community.

Creative Arts school’s vision and values

Creative Arts Charter School seeks to reflect the increasingly diverse world in which our students live. We embrace differences and commonalities across race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical and learning differences, and socioeconomic class, as well as other characteristics that construct our unique human identities. Our goal is to create a respectful and responsive community where each member is valued and supported.

In order to achieve this goal, we:

  • Actively recruit and support students, teachers, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Foster confident self-identity while building empathy and relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commit ourselves to an anti-bias agenda that celebrates diversity and challenges inequality and all forms of bias.
  • Empower students as leaders to stand up for themselves and others to create a more just world.
  • Implement several educational programs to develop students’ empathy and appreciation of one another.

We understand the reflection, dedication, and perseverance necessary to meet our goal. We believe meeting this challenge will make us stronger as individuals and as a community.

Diversity and Equity Monthly Committee Meeting

1st Monday of the month – 3:30-4:30 pm – CACS classroom

Next meetings:

  • Feb 6th, 2017
  • March 6th, 2017
  • April 3rd, 2017
  • May 1st, 2017
  • June 5th, 2017

Please contact [email protected] for more information

Resources

Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity

GLBTQ’s Rainbow Books List for Children and Teens 

Raising Kids in a world where race matters

Showing up for racial justice

Teaching Tolerance: how white parents should to their kids about race

“Definitions” www.miciamosely.com
Talking to Kids about Race Resources (as offered by parents)
Books:
  • Johnny Ray Moore’s “The story of Martin Luther King”
  • The Colors of US by Karen Katz
  • Whoever you are by Mem Fox
  • Shades of Black: A celebration of Our Children by Sandra L.Pinkey
  • Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley
  • Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah Dooley
  • Houses and Homes by Ann Morris
  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros
  • This is the Way We Go to School by Edith Baer
  • The Taste of Colored Water
  • Same, Same but Different
  • All The Colors We are
  • The Name Jar
  • Every Acts Against Racism (Raising children in a Multiracial World) edited by Maureen T. Reddy Seal Press (Seattle) 1996

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