Diversity & Equity Initiative

Weekly Updates

What is intersectionality? Check out Teaching Tolerance's video to learn more! 
Did you recently read a thought-provoking article about identity, equity, and justice? Send it to lbly@htsdc.org so that we can share it in the weekly updates!

February is Black History Month

We will have updates every week about local events, articles, resources, and the different ways that we celebrate Black History Month here at HTS. Please check back next week!

How did February become Black History Month? Learn more about the history of Black History Month here.

The Smithsonian has a full calendar of events to explore this February.

Looking for book suggestions? See the lists below: 

Barnes and Noble book list for parents

Scholastic book list for students

Huffington Post book list for kids

Interested in STEM? Learn more about Dr. Jedidah Isler, the first African-American woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale, and Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of RPI and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate (in any field) from MIT. 

Celebrate Black History Month with the Poetry Foundation. If you are looking for a poem, podcast, article, or educational resource, make sure to check them out!

What happens when students lead other students in dialogues about race and identity? Read more here


Identity Posters

Students’ identity posters are in the hallways and cafeteria in the Upper School and in classrooms and hallways in the Lower School. Please stop by and take a look!

Art Updates

How can contemporary artists be inspired by traditions? Ms. Click’s 3rd and 4th grade art classes are working on a four-week weaving unit that explores that very question. In week three, students will learn about a Pakistani artist named Iram Zia Raja who makes weavings inspired by illuminated manuscripts of the Holy Quran. Make sure to ask your 3rd or 4th grader more about this unit!

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.