Diversity & Equity Initiative

Weekly Updates

WEEKLY QUESTION: “What is Being Normalized?”

 

MAKING CARING COMMON

Hear what students have to say about power, support, optimism, and change: POWER TO THE (YOUNG) PEOPLE: IN CONVERSATION WITH MAKING CARING COMMON'S YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

 

LOCAL EVENT ON APRIL 18th

"The Centrality of the Good Person in Jesuit Education" with Rev. Howard Gray, SJ, PhD

When: Wednesday, April 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University

 

REMEMBERING DR. KING

April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. To commemorate his life and work, Teaching Tolerance  has compiled their best resources to help teachers, parents, and students learn more about Dr. King’s life and legacy.

 

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Check out the National Poetry Foundation’s collection about “the struggle of social justice remembered through poetry.” Read poetry from critical moments in our nation’s history, explore articles about civil rights, or browse their audio and video resources.

On April 4, 2018, writer and activist Maya Angelou would have turned 90 years old. For years, she did not celebrate her own birthday, as her 40th birthday was the same day Dr. King was shot.

APRIL IS MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

Did you know that military children will often move 6-10 times during their PK-12 school career?

This month’s bulletin board features a world map and poems related to travel!  In honor of Month of the Military Child and to highlight how often military children move around, we are asking HTS community members to share where they’ve lived and mark these locations on the map. So far, we have…

United States: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire, California, North Carolina, Minnesota, Florida, New York, New Mexico, Hawaii, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Texas.

Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Somalia, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Mexico, Australia, Portugal, Germany, France, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Denmark, Lebanon, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and England.

Mission Statement

The Holy Trinity School Diversity & Equity Committee provides leadership, support, and resources to advance and sustain an all-inclusive school community where every individual is valued and embraced. We are committed to promoting awareness and a deeper understanding of all types of diversity so that everyone in our community feels safe and welcome. In order to be People for Others and to develop our Ignatian spirituality, we believe that social justice starts within our families and our school community. 

Resources for Parents

Community Voices

"HTS is a vibrant, warm, faith-filled community that loves and welcomes our children, appreciates their strengths, helps them overcome challenges, and, most importantly, teaches them to be people for others." -HTS Parent

"In the aftermath of the events of Charlottesville and as part of our commitment to justice (a core component of our Jesuit tradition), teachers at HTS are engaged in ongoing discussion about how to raise awareness for peace and justice (in developmentally appropriate ways) across the curriculum. " -HTS Teacher

Inclusion and Equity Coordinator

Questions about Holy Trinity's diversity and equity initiative? Please contact Lauren Bly at lbly@htsdc.org.