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Equity and Inclusion

 
The purpose of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is to educate, advocate, provide leadership, and support by cultivating partnerships and resources with key stakeholders to create and sustain a school system that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive for all students and families. Through its Equity Advisory Board and School Equity Working Groups/Equity Advisors, the OEI provides guidance, training, and resources to ensure the guiding principles of equity and inclusion are embedded in our school culture and in the framework of everything we do and celebrate throughout our school community.
 
 
Important Celebrations

This year’s Juneteenth falls on a Sunday, June 19th, but the holiday, which was signed into law by President Biden on June 17, 2021, will be observed on Monday, June 20th.

 

Despite President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation announcing the abolishment of slavery in 1863, it was not until 1865 that enslaved African Americans were freed in the State of Texas. This suggests that the road to freedom was not a straight line -- black people had to fight for freedom and racial justice under inhuman, cruel, and degrading conditions. From Emancipation Proclamation to Juneteenth and to the Civil Rights movement, many former enslaved African Americans sacrificed their lives to pave the way for our freedom.

 

In observance of this important historical landmark for African Americans and their descendants, the United States and other countries that followed, Revere Public Schools in partnership with Revere TV, has organized a panel discussion on the significance an historical legacy of Juneteenth. The conversation provides us with opportunities to learn from, reflect on, and assess what we, as a diverse and multiracial nation, have achieved with regard to equity, inclusion, and social justice and mapping on approaches to national reconciliation.  

 

We invite you to watch our panelists voicing their views, perspectives, and experiences on Juneteenth and other related social and political issues.

 
 
 
Let us commemorate Juneteenth with honor and dignity!

 

Every June we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. June 19th (Juneteenth/Freedom Day/Jubilee Day) is celebrated each year to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Read a message about these pivotal celebrations and to fine resources to learn more!

Every May, we honor and celebrate our Asian American Pacific Islander and Jewish American communities. Read a message about the importance of these communities and find resources to learn more!

Watch this video to learn about the power of diversity in Revere Public Schools: