Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI@The Willows

Our community comes together to explore diversity, inclusion, and school culture with a myriad of events, meetings, discussions, and informative talks, workshops, and author events.


Multicultural Events are designed and implemented by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee like our annual Taste of The Willows, a celebration of family and culture, that brings all our community together to discover, honor, and celebrate our varied cultural identities. The event is a shared experience as we sample foods and enjoy performances from around the globe. Inclusion, equitable relationships, and a multicultural environment are fundamental at The Willows.
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Ideas@thewillows Speaker Series has featured speakers such as this year’s event in October 2020 and in 2019.
“How to Be an Antiracist” with Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices, the founding executive director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, the author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped: Racism, AntiRacism, and You.
Leveraging Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Responsive Practices with Dena Simmons, Ed.D., Assistant Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Simmons shared how to create an essential safe environment for children, and how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally responsive practices can create equitable and welcoming communities, where students can learn in the comfort of their skin.
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Workshops and ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Training with Dr. Darin Early, Founder of Bridge Builders Network and Director of the Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools, to ensure that as educators we are best prepared to answer questions and support our students during these sensitive and demanding times.
Theatrical and Cultural Programming such as Hello America, Brandon Rainey, CBG Arts & Inglewood Theater Group riveting production that paints the picture of being a black man in America presented twice in 2020.
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Author Events For 2020-2021
Samira Ahmed is The New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and Internment and Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know.
Minh Le is the author of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature winner Drawn Together; the NPR Best Book of 2016 winner Let Me Finish!; The Perfect Seat; Lift; and Green Lantern Legacy, a Middle School graphic novel.
Brandy Colbert , the award-winning author of several books for children and teens, including The Voting Booth, The Only Black Girls in Town, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, and Stonewall Book Award winner, Little & Lion
Panel Discussions and Book Clubs led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee such as this years’ upcoming discussion, parent and faculty book club, and Middle School reading of Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi with students, faculty, and parents or The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas panel in 2018 for our Middle School students.

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