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MAY & JUNE 2022

ROYLE PTO - DEI COMMITTEE

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources

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Here's what's happening this and next month:
 

SCHOOL/DISTRICT UPDATES & EVENTS 
 
Darien Public Schools DEI update from April 6th is found on page 19. 

Author Helena Ku Rhee will be visiting Royle virtually  for a read-aloud of her book, The Paper Kingdom on May 24


COMMUNITY EVENTS - MAY

AAPI Westport is offering a variety of events in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May

J. McLaughlin Sip, Shop & Celebrate in support of Darien Pride is May 19 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm



COMMUNITY EVENTS - JUNE

Triangle Community Center's Pride in the ParkJune 11

Darien Pride presents Darien's Inaugural Pride Celebration at Tilley Pond Park - June 12 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • You can follow @DarienCTPride on Instagram and Darien Pride on Facebook
  • For yard signs: Go to DarienPride.org, make a donation and type Yard Sign in the "purpose of gift" field. Signs will be available for pickup at the end of May at The Depot, the YMCA, and Darien Library.


Triangle Community Center offers Therapeutic Art

Access joy, safety, creativity, vulnerability, and community here. Join us for “Finding Your Voice” at TCC on the second Saturday of each month — a FREE therapeutic arts workshop series facilitated by artist and educator Lorena Sferlazza for all experience levels. Together, we’ll explore individual and collective experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, practice mindfulness, and share in ways to express ourselves through themed creative prompts, guided art-making activities, music, and conversation. Come solo, bring a friend, or invite a loved one to spend time with. Art materials provided onsite; all are welcome! Please contact Lorena Sferlazza at lorena.sferlazza@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Parent Resources

CT news re: AAPI studies: Connecticut will soon become one of the first states in the country to require Asian American and Pacific Islander studies in the public school curriculum, following a recent bill passed by the state legislature. 

ADL's AAPI Heritage Month Resources include 10 Great Books to Read for AAPI Heritage Month for readers of varying ages.

ADL's Jewish American Heritage Month Resources include children's literature about Jewish Culture and Anti-Semitism.

Darien Pride Month's 2022 suggested book list includes ideas for elementary through high school readers.

Triangle Community Center located in Norwalk is Fairfield County's leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community. 


Nick News from Nickelodeon is giving kids a voice and a safe space to ask important questions.

Note: If there are dates, observances, events, celebrations, experiences, resources, etc. that your family would like to have shared (or help enhance what is being shared) with the school community, please do not hesitate to contact us at RoyleDEI@gmail.com. Let us know how we can better help highlight and bring your experiences forward.
Reading, Listening, or Watching Ideas for Adults:

This month we have a question for you! As the school year draws to a close, what feedback do you have to enhance our newsletter going-forward? What do you like? What would you change? How can we best serve our families using this platform?

Email us with your thoughts at
RoyleDEI@gmail.com
Royle PTO, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
We welcome your ideas and resource suggestions to support our parent community as we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion together. You can reach out to us at RoyleDEI@gmail.com
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