Diversity & Equity Initiative

Monthly Updates

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Quote of the Month:
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one's fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Universal Human Rights Month, (cont'd)

We have arranged for an exhibit (Building Bridges) to be displayed at the school focusing on refugees and their experiences.  The first of the exhibit has been posted in the Lower School next to Ms. Tansey's office.  Upper School will have the rest of the exhibit posted in the Cafeteria early next week.  We have asked your students to participate by asking two questions.  The exhibit will be up until January, 22nd

  1. What might force a person or family to leave their home?
  2. If you were forced to leave your home, what would you take with you?

Take a Look in the Classrooms:

Kindergarten worked on these beautiful murals based on the work of Diego Rivera, capturing the native people of Mexico:

How can you help with the Diversity and Equity Initiative? 

Please join us next month for our Parent Committee meeting on:

Thursday, January 24 from 8:15-9:15 in the Faber Room.  

E-mail ptio@htsdc.org for more information.

  • St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is hosting a Middle School Diversity Conference led by Rodney Glasgow, Middle School Head at St. Andrew's School.  400 students from area schools attended last year to discuss topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  13 students have been chosen to attend.

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RECOMMENDED READING FOR PARENTS

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS:

Social, by Matthew D. Lieberman

Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler (Science fiction novel)

If so, and you would be willing to do a parent review please email me a dkrum@htsdc.org.

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

Director of Diversity and Equity

Questions about Holy Trinity's diversity and equity initiative? Please contact Daniela Krum at dkrum@htsdc.org or our Associate Director Peggy Tio at ptio@htsdc.org.