One Book, One Hebron

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 9:04am

One Book, One Hebron

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

Interested in making actionable change in our community? The One Book Committee welcomes you to join us in our quest to acknowledge the voices shared by students, past and present. Our goal is to ensure that future students feel supported and welcomed in our school community. 

Our One Book will consist of three committees: Staff Committee, Student Committee, and Parent/Community Committee. These workgroups will participate in activities and workshops individually, as well as with the other committees. These events will revolve around the themes read in Stamped, as well as working towards goals shared by our community.

You can start now by purchasing Stamped online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or through IndieBound.org from your local independent bookstore such as Loyalty Bookstore. 

Sign up below to join your respective committee: 

Student Form

Parent/Community Form

Look out for more information to come!

Lisa Viglotti, Chair (lisa_viglotti@hcpss.org)  & Lauren Fischetti, Parent Liaison (lauren_fischetti@hcpss.org)

 

One Book, One Hebron, One Voice- Advocating for Equity: Our Personal Why: 

  • We want to support our students who have been or are harmed from discrimination, racism, and bigotry.
  • We are focused on learning what we don't know about historical inequities in order to refine our curriculum connections, conversations, and practices. 
  • We want all students to feel that they are important, valued, and have a sense of belonging. 
  • We want all students to know the power of their voice and to create spaces where their voice is amplified.
  • We want all students and staff to understand the impact they have on each other and how we are all affected by each other's actions. 
  • We want to normalize conversations and reflective practices to both surface implicit bias and interrupt the actions those biases are based on. 
  • We want to empower students and staff to stand up to injustices when they are visible. 
  • We want growth mindsets around “taboo” topics: be uncomfortable to grow.
  • We want an environment that has a strong presence of fairness and justice.
  • We want to be responsive, thoughtful, and caring in our approach to serve our students at Hebron.
  • We want action that reflects our knowledge, skills, and beliefs. “When you know better, do better!” 

 

This Ways to Take Action list is meant to serve two purposes: to give us all some ideas about what we can do to create change and to offer some resources to help us better understand the effects systematic racism has had on all of us. It is not intended to be all-encompassing, yet a starting point for those feeling bewildered about where to begin this work. To truly create change we must fully expose the underbelly of oppression and bias, be willing to have courageous and uncomfortable conversations, all while showing grace to ourselves and each other. Let's GO!

Juneteenth Resources:

NMAAHC: The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Teaching Tolerance: Teaching Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation

Order No. 3

This is Why Juneteenth is Important for America (Video)

Juneteenth: Freedom at Last (Video)

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

Juneteenth: Our Additional Independence Day

Why'd it Take so Long for Some of US to Find Out About Juneteenth?

The Quintessential Americaness of Juneteenth (article from The Atlantic. June 2017)

Here are some great resources provided by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Studies Offices

For teachers, here is the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators

Additional Resources (shared by staff)

One Voice, One Hebron Illustrations