ABOUT US

The Las Lomas PTSA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee includes volunteer parents, students and staff who are committed to supporting the DEI's mission.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

July

 

August

  • Phil Abellera discussed general legal principles around sexual harassment cases

  • Ami Zensius volunteered to be teacher lead for English

  • BIRT report

 

September

  • Guest speaker Ashley Gutierrez the lead for SRVUSD DEI.  Guitierrez has a Master's in Urban Education and is completing a doctorate in Human Rights Education and Critical Race Theory.

 

October

  • Website launch: laslomasdei.com

 

November

  • No meeting due to Thanksgiving

 

December

  • Interview w/ Dr. Bruce Giron, Gabby Alfred

  • Tonya Makowski volunteers as DEI Tech Lead

  • Automation of RSVP process for monthly meetings

 

January

  • Viewed the interview w/ Bruce and Gabby and posted it to the Interviews page of our website.

  • Discussed using institutionalizing equity rubric to determine if we are moving towards goals vs. just meeting and doing nothing.

 

February

  • Rev. Richards led an amazing Black History month panel and interviewed LLHS students.

 

March - DOUBLE HEADER!

3/11/21:

  • Security discussion initiated with Anthony Blanco and Quentin K. from Solano County, discussion of community building and helping to make students feel like they belong.

  • Tiffany started reporting out departments at school and their initiation/integration/implementation of DEI work.

3/25/21:

  • Launched LLHS DEI Book Club moderated by Gabby Alfred, 11th grader.  We read Becoming Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama.  There were about 15 attendees and 3 copies were donated to the community by LLHS DEI.

 

April

  • Security conversation continued

  • Plan for 2021-22 school year

  • Department updates on DEI efforts

 

May

  • No meeting for end of school/graduation activities

 

MEET THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Aja Rice
Committee Co-Chair
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Michelle Stevens Jones, MD
Committee Co-Chair
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Melody Collins
Committee Member
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Tenea Manuel 
Committee Member
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Marlena Reese
Committee Member
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Gilbert Richards
Committee Member