How To Get Involved
Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Committee (EISJ)
The Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Committee is a group of faculty, staff, and parent volunteers brought together by a collective goal of increasing the social responsibility, justice, equality, and inclusivity of our school community. The EISJ Committee holds workshops, discussions, and panels throughout the year to help open honest dialogues about the Oaks’ progress relating to these goals. Additionally, the EISJ Committee plans special events that challenge our community think critically about race, economic inequality, and social justice.
EISJ meetings are open to all parent(s)/guardian(s). Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday at 8am. The committee has been designed to share information and teach a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) course.
Join the Book Club
EISJ suggests one book per year and culminates with an evening Book Club Discussion.
EISJ hosts several events throughout the year.
Incorporate the Multicultural Guidelines for Communicating Across Difference language into your conversations.
These guidelines are posted in each classroom and will be discussed with students throughout the year. The guidelines are a wonderful opportunity to support your student by incorporating the language and practices beyond the classroom. To review the guidelines click here.
Become a Room Ambassador
Room ambassadors are the “grassroots” level of work surrounding equity, inclusion, and social justice. They work directly with specific classrooms to ensure that all the work done by parents, faculty and staffis transparent and translatable to a specific classroom’s parents and students. Room ambassadors help increase communication while also ensuring each broad Oaks goal is tailored for a specific progressive education classroom.
For more information contact Tanynya Hekymara, Director of Admissions and Civic Engagement.