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Resources

In order to continue our work and knowledge of what it means to have a fully inclusive and equitable school environment, we are providing a series of school-based and outside resources in order to help educate ourselves and our community on equity and inclusion.
 
 
Watch this video to learn about the power of diversity in Revere Public Schools:
 
 
Outside Resources:
 
Check back here frequently as we add more useful resources to help you on your journey of learning about diversity. In order to continue our work and knowledge of what it means to have a fully inclusive and equitable school environment, we are providing a series of school-based and outside resources in order to help educate ourselves and our community on equity and inclusion.

 
International Coalition for Multilingual Education and Equity - Use this link to access a comprehensive list of resources for leaders and educators in the field of multilingual education and equity. This list includes professional development opportunities and workshops.
 
Glossary of Important Terms - A useful resource for vocabulary used in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 
Racial Equity Tools Glossary - Another resource of important terms and tools in the field of equity, bias, and inclusion.
Anti-Racism Resources
 
In an effort to build educators and staff understanding of Revere Public School's work toward building an anti-racist community, we have differentiated resources for different constituents, including students, educators, families, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of racism. We also provide solutions on how to dismantle systemic racism in our country.
 
Our America - Look up your hometown's equity report based on five quality of life categories - housing, health, education, policing, and environment
 
Equal Justice Initiative - Information about ending mass incarceration, challenging racial and economic injustices, and protecting basic human rights
 
The Danger of a Single Story - A TEDTalk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about how important it is the challenge our own narratives
 
These Hands - "These Hands" is part of P&G's Widen the Screen program, which aims to address systemic bias and inequality in advertising and media.
 
The Look - "The Look" uses historical references to highlight the bias experience of black men in America.
 
Educational Equity (Great Schools) - Defining education equity as ensuring just outcomes for each student, raising marginalized voices, and challenging the imbalance of power and privilege.
 
Black People Need Stronger Allies - An article about how to be a stronger ally to the Black community.
 
Self Care Tips for Black People Struggling Through a Stressful Week - If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad, angry, and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief
 
Stages of Racial Identity Development - The included charts summarize several frameworks that have been developed to describe stages of racial and ethnic identity development
 
Dr. Joy DeGruy: Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome - This video addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strength gained in the past to heal the present.
 
Manifestations of Racism - A worksheet that addresses the manifestations of racism: interpersonal, institutional, ideological, and internalized, and offers a guided discussion on racism
 
Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd - A blog that offers resources on racism and ways to address issues of racial, as well as other, types of bias
 
 
 
Bystander Intervention Tips - Learn three easy steps to effectively intervene in racist incidents
 
Where Did BIPOC Come From? - BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
 
Stages of Racial Identity Development - The included charts summarize several frameworks that have been developed to describe stages of racial and ethnic identity development
 
Manifestations of Racism - A worksheet that addresses the manifestations of racism: interpersonal, institutional, ideological, and internalized, and offers a guided discussion on racism.
 
Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd - A blog that offers resources on racism and ways to address issues of racial, as well as other types, of bias
 
Anti-Racism Resources for BPS Educators on Race, Racism, and Police Violence - Resources for the classroom
 
 
Bystander Intervention Tips - Learn three easy steps to safely and effectively intervene in racist incidents
 
A Practical Guide for White Allies and Accomplices - Six things white people can do to in order to be better allies
 
Stages of Racial Identity Development - The included charts summarize several frameworks that have been developed to describe stages of racial and ethnic identity development
 
Being an Ally isn't About Me - How I learned being a white liberal doesn't make me a good ally
 
3 White Privilege Blind Sports That are Keeping Us Racist - To our fellow white Bostonians - we clearly have some work to do: things we've learned about becoming a better ally
 
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility - A video of Robin DiAngelo reading from her book "White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism", which explains the phenomenon of white fragility and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively about race
 
Manifestations of Racism - A worksheet that addresses the manifestations of racism: interpersonal, institutional, ideological, and internalized, and offers a guided discussion on racism
 
Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd - A blog that offers resources on racism and ways to address issues of racial as well as other types of bias
 
RPS Resources
 
Below, please find any documents presented to the School Committee by the Equity Advisory Board, as well as any descriptions of the various roles on the Equity Board.
Calendars
 
Each month we will post a new calendar with important days of observance and holidays.
All Month:
National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Indian Heritage Month
Jewish-American History Month
Mental Health Month
Person History Awareness Month
Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
Older American's Month
 
May 1:
12th Day of Rivdan
 
May 2:
Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
 
May 4:
International Firefighters Day
 
May 5:
Cinco de Mayo
 
May 8:
Mother's Day
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During WWII
 
May 15:
Armed Forces Day
 
May 21:
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 
May 22:
International Day for Biological Diversity
 
May 23:
Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz Shavuot
 
May 29:
Ascension of Bahau'llah
 
May 30:
Memorial Day
All Month:
Community Service Month
Earth Month
Autism Awareness Month
Arab-American Heritage Month
Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
 
April 1:
April Fools Day
Ramadan Begins
 
April 2:
World Autism Awareness Day
 
April 7:
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
 
April 8:
Holocaust Remembrance Day
 
April 11:
National Day of Silence
 
April 15:
Good Friday
Passover Begins
Youth Homeless Matters Day
 
April 17:
Easter
 
April 18:
Patriot's Day
 
April 20:
First Day of Ridvan
 
April 22:
Earth Day
 
April 27:
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah)
 
April 28:
Ninth Day of Ridvan
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah)
 
April 30:
Ramadan Ends
 
 
All Month:
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Greek-American Heritage Month
Gender Equality Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
National Women's History Month
National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
 
March 1:
Mardi Gras
 
March 2:
Ash Wednesday
 
March 8:
International Women's Day
United Nation's Day for Women's Rights & International Peace
 
March 9 & 10:
Purim
 
March 11:
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
 
March 16:
St. Urho Day
 
March 17:
St. Patrick's Day
 
March 20:
Spring Equinox
 
March 21:
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Down Syndrome Day
Naw-Ruz (Baha'l New Year)
 
March 25:
International Day of Remembrance of the Victim's of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
 
March 31:
Advisor Appreciation Day
Equal Pay Day
 
All Month:
Black History Month
American History Month
Canadian History Month
Human Relations Month
 
February 1:
Chinese New Year
 
February 14:
Valentine's Day
 
February 15:
Nirvana Day
 
February 20:
World Day of Social Justice
 
February 21:
President's Day
George Washington's Birthday
 
All Month:
Poverty in America Awareness Month
 
January 1:
New Years Day
Global Family Day
World Peace Day
 
January 4:
World Braille Day
 
January 17:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 
January 19:
World Religion Day
 
January 23:
World Freedom Day
 
January 26:
International Customs Day
 
January 27:
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
 
 
All Month:
Universal Human Rights Month
 
December 1:
World AIDS Day
 
December 3:
International Day for People With Disabilities
 
December 7:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
 
December 10:
International Human Rights Day
Chanukah Begins
 
December 18:
Chanukah Ends
 
December 20:
International Human Solidarity Day
 
December 21:
Winter Solstice
 
December 24:
Christmas Eve
 
December 25:
Christmas Day
 
December 26:
Kwanzaa Begins
 
December 31:
New Years Eve
 
All Month:
National Native American History Month
National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month
 
November 4:
Diwali
 
November 11:
Veteran's Day
Armistice Day
 
November 12:
Birth of Baha'u'llah
 
November 13:
World Kindness Day
 
November 16:
International Day for Tolerance
 
November 17:
International Students' Day
 
November 20:
Transgender Day of Remembrance
 
November 25:
Thanksgiving Day (United States)
 
November 26:
Black Friday
 
November 29:
Cyber Monday
 
All Month:
Bullying Prevention Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Family History Month
Filipino-American History Month
Italian-American History Month
LGBT+ History Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National German Heritage Month (9/15-10/15)
National Work and Family Month
Polish American History Month
 
October 2:
International Day of Non-Violence
Sukkot Begins
 
October 6:
German American Heritage Day
 
October 9:
Sukkot Ends
 
October 10:
World Mental Health Day
 
October 11:
Indigenous People's Day
National Coming Out Day
 
October 15:
White Cane Safety Day
 
October 16:
Boss' Day
Spirit Day - Anti Bullying
Sweetest Day
 
October 17:
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
 
October 18:
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
 
October 19:
World Humanitarian Action Day
 
October 20:
Birth of the Bab in Shiraz
 
October 22:
International Stuttering Awareness Day
 
October 31:
Halloween
Day of the Dead
 
All Month:
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Guard Dog Month
National German Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
 
September 6:
Labor Day
 
September 11:
20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks (Patriot Day)
 
September 12:
National Native American Day
 
September 15:
International Day of Democracy
 
September 16:
Mexican Independence Day
 
September 17:
Citizenship Day
 
September 18:
Rosh Hashanah Begins
 
September 20:
Rosh Hashanah Ends
 
September 21:
International Day of Peace
 
September 22:
Fall Equinox
 
September 24:
Native American Day
 
September 26:
European Languages Day
 
September 27:
World Tourism Day