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APRIL 2022

ROYLE PTO - DEI COMMITTEE

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources

We're here to support efforts to create a community that welcomes and embraces the full range of human differences as well as advocating for and advancing opportunities and outcomes for all. Thank you for subscribing!

Here's what's happening this month:
 

UPDATES & EVENTS AROUND THE DISTRICT
 
Darien Public Schools DEI Team launched in February and has begun to meet. Will share updates and where to find more information as it is provided.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
Darien Library is offering a West African Dance Workshop  Monday April 11th at 11:00am for ages 8 to 12.

Darien Library is also seeking volunteers to help with the baking demonstration portion of their virtual Bake Along, Read Along series. There are a variety of culturally diverse books that would pair nicely with dishes such as matzah brei, dumplings, tortillas, etc. that kids could easily make. A recent example was Bake Along, Read Along: Irish Soda Bread. If you are interested in lending your cooking skills, please contact Erika Walston at ewalston@darienlibrary.org.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation  is hosting the Fund for Women and Girls Annual Luncheon on Friday April 22nd which features a keynote address from Anita Hill whose new book Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is a powerful call to arms from one of America’s most prominent and poised survivors. 

Triangle Community Center presents 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!

Second Saturdays starting April 9th
Adult: 1:00-2:00pm
Youth: 2:15-3:15pm


Parent Resources
 
If there are dates, observances, events, celebrations, experiences, etc. that your family would like to have shared (or enhance what is being shared) with the broader 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:

Listen to the How to Citizen Podcast where Baratunde Thurston reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power. Learn new perspectives and practices from people working to improve society for the many. 

Ragetime offers ongoing helpful resources across a wide variety of topics.
You can follow @RagetimeCT on Instagram and check out the Resources page on their website.
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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