Equity and Diversity


Cedar Park students at the 2019 MLK Day march

We are a group of parents and staff working to interrupt and dismantle systems of injustice and inequity in our community. We aim to create a school where all are included, where diversity is the norm rather than the exception, where we talk bravely about race and social justice, and where parents and students advocate and care for themselves and one another.

 

Our work has included enrollment outreach in the Lake City neighborhood, collaboration with the Art Docent program, connecting with Equity Teams in nearby schools, and creating educational opportunities for ourselves and the community.

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

The Equity Team is here to elevate underrepresented voices and viewpoints. Our primary job is to listen to these voices, to better understand these viewpoints, and to take action where necessary.

We firmly believe that the work of confronting and educating others about racism and systemic injustices should not rest on the shoulders of people of color (or members of any marginalized group). Rather, we feel that the bulk of this emotional and time-consuming labor should be done by those who have benefitted from these systems (for example, it makes sense to us that the onus of interrupting white supremacy is on white people).

With that said, we invite you to engage in any way you’re able:

Come to a meeting! Email equity@cedarparkpta.org for details.

  • Friday, Dec. 2, 2:30 at Cedar Park Elementary

Check out our resources page for handouts, articles, videos and more.

    Contact info: equity@cedarparkpta.org