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Welcome to Our Equity and Inclusion Page

Our Mission
 

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is to educate, inspire, empower, and maintain an environment that understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to Revere Public Schools’ vision of building an anti-racist, culturally responsive restorative, and transformative justice community.

Through its Equity Advisory Board, the Office of DEI ensures that the Guiding Principles* of equity and inclusion permeate our schools, become the central ethos our district operates on, and help us transition into a true anti-racist and culturally responsive community.

* DEI Statement of Principles (UC Santa Barbara, Office of Development).

 


What's New
How Superintendents Relate to Their DEI Coordinators Will Dictate What Progress is Possible in School Districts 
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Within the past few years, diversity, equity and inclusion has become a national hot topic for local school districts and their communities. Consequently, many school administrators have created DEI leadership positions within their districts, but this has not made progress any easier.
 
Lee Teitel, founding director of the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, talks about diversity initiatives. Photo by Emercyn Randolph.
 
At an AASA conference session on Thursday about the relationship between superintendents and their DEI leaders, Lee Teitel, founding director of the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, delivered an instructive message.
 
With about 90 percent of superintendents white today, many are unaware of how to effectively collaborate with those responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Teitel said.
 
Darnisa Amante-Jackson, founder of the Disruptive Equity Education Project, joined him in presenting on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leaders and Their Superintendents – Building Stronger Partnerships.”

Revere Public Schools Launches Black History Month Resource Page
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February is Black History Month. This month allows educators to take a step back and reflect on whether their curriculum and instruction includes enough diverse voices and perspectives for students to learn about Black people who have shaped our nation and world.
 
Carter Woodson, the "Father of Black History," once stated, "We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice."

Revere Public Schools to bring the Indigo Project to the Community
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Ifé Franklin’s Indigo Project infuses multiple art practices to honor the lives, histories, cultures, and traditions of African people throughout the diaspora, with a concentration on the formerly enslaved of North America.
 
Revere Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Lourenço Garcia is proud to welcome Ifé, a local artist and filmmaker, to RPS to close out the schools’ month-long celebration of Black History Month.
 
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., RPS will host a special Black History Month event with Ifé at Revere High School’s Learning Common and celebrate this year’s Black History Month theme, African Americans and the Arts.
 
“Honoring Black History Month provides an opportunity for Blacks/Afro-Americans and their descendants to reconnect with and learn from their ancestral roots, reclaim their identity and dignity, act affirmatively to combat racial and ethnic exclusion, and move toward the future with a renewed sense of purpose and hope,” said Dr. Garcia.

RPS, RevereTV partner for Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Revere Public Schools’ Office of Equity and Inclusion, RPS’s Tech Dept., and the Communication Dept. produced an hour-long show in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day in conjunction with Revere TV.
 
The format of this show included a roundtable discussion with RHS students, moderated by Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Lourenço Garcia. These students discussed Dr. King’s famed “I Have a Dream” speech and how his words still resonate today.