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We R all in fulfilling our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Robbinsdale Area Schools is an award-winning district committed to academic excellence for ALL students. We serve all or parts of seven cities with more than 100,000 residents in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stay up to date with all Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and news through the stories below. Or check out our DEI newsletter, We R All In. 

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music student

Fine arts coordinator Sarah Prindiville says the district’s “fine arts staff has been talking about representation for years. The resources we have are not representative of the students in our buildings.” 

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Kwanzaa

Each December, millions of people across the globe celebrate a holiday known as Kwanzaa. Created in 1966 by an African American professor, Dr. Maulana Karenga, the week-long African American and Pan-African holiday, is celebrated Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.

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Chinese celebration for winter

Dong Zhi (which means “Winter Arrives”) is the Chinese celebration of the winter solstice. Taking place six weeks before the Chinese New Year, the festival has its own significance for many.

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My Grandmother's Hands author

Robbinsdale Area Schools, one of the 11 members of Intermediate District 287, is participating in that district’s second “Year of Learning” – a different kind of racial equity training rooted firmly in physical responses to trauma. 

Radious Guess, diversity and inclusion director for Intermediate District 287, first worked with Minneapolis-based therapist, writer and speaker Resmaa Menakem in a previous job. She asked him to provide a keynote address to District 287 staff.

He ended up doing much more.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Established in 1999, Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia, and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.

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Resources DEI Newsletter Nov

This month's resources include a letter to families taking a look at how we discuss and celebrate Thanksgiving with students, as well as a link outlining the myths associated with the Thanksgiving holiday.

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