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Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity at DVHS

The DVHS PTSA is committed to supporting the SRVUSD and San Ramon Valley Council PTAs goals of promoting the acceptance of similarities and differences within our school communities, making schools and PTAs welcoming to all and collaborating with on-campus student organizations to promote student awareness and participation.

The DVHS Inclusion & Diversity Committee coordinates with DVHS PTSA, Admin, Staff and Leadership to provide a welcoming and inclusive school community, reflective of our diversity. For information or to join the committee at DVHS, please contact Charlene Migrditchian. 

Latinx heritage month - September 15th to october 15th

Latinx Heritage Month honors the achievements, contributions, culture, and history of the Hispanic and the Latinx American people. This month-long celebration begins on September 15th, commemorating the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The commemoration kicked off in 1968 as a week-long event and expanded to four weeks in 1988 to reflect Mexico's, Chile's, and Belize's Independence days and now ends on October 15th. The Latinx population makes up about 18% of the population in the US.

Here are a few informational websites for the DVHS community that helps explore the rich history and the culture of the Latinx people:

Latino Americans: Timeline of Important Dates (PBS.org)

Latino History (National Museum of American History)

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes (Factmonster.com)

18 Major Moments In Hispanic History That All Americans Need To Know” (The Huffington Post, 2015)

How Mexican Immigration to the U.S. Has Evolved” (Time, March 15, 2015)

Central American Immigrants in the United States” (Migration Policy Institute, August 15, 2019)

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If You're Human, You're Biased. Now What? Bias Film Screening - TBA

DVHS PTSA is pleased to bring our community of students, parents, and staff to have an opportunity to screen the award-winning documentary, "Bias" from the comfort of your home The film highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change. "If you're human, you're biased. Now What?." There is so much conversation about Bias today, but how many people understand the how and why of implicit bias? Check out the trailer here!

"[B]ias is a film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change."

bias film screening - TBA

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