Johnny Cole to speak on "Accepting, Respecting, and Celebrating Cultural Diversity" on March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) and Angier PTO invite adults to a presentation by Mr. Johnny Cole, assistant principal at Needham High School, on Tuesday, March 5, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Angier School. Mr. Cole is a diversity educator who designs and teaches graduate-level courses in racial identity development, cultural competency, and diversity sensitivity, including the impact of these issues on education. His workshop, "Accepting, Respecting, and Celebrating Cultural Diversity," will provide elaboration on the concept of cultural proficiency, including what it is and why it matters. While exploring issues of identity, the session will focus on how the initiative is being applied in schools and how parents can help facilitate their own child’s growth in this area. In addition, FORJ parents and leaders will share information about the organization and the work parents in the district are doing to make Newton Public Schools a safe, accepting, and welcoming space for all.

Please RSVP here.

This meeting is open to all community members, but it is intended for adults only. There will be no childcare at Angier during this event.