Robbinsdale Area Schools

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News

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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Indian Rec. Day

Robbinsdale Indian Education is excited to invite all families and staff to recognize and participate in Indigenous Peoples Day.

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WearOrangeDay

Robbinsdale Area Schools staff wore orange on September 30 to honor Indigenous children who survived residential schools and to remember those who did not.

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APA Heritage Month Celebration

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated annually in May, and it recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

A MN Story

During a May 13 webinar, two Hmong women shared their experiences, endeavors and accomplishments during a candid question and answer session, which was offered through Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education. 

Series guest speaker indian ed

Indian Education is hosting a new guest speaker series. Guest Speaker Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico will be discussing Indigenous from the Americas: Building Solidarity between Latinos and American Indian People. 

We R All In -- What to Expect Moving Forward

This is only our second issue of We R All In, Robbinsdale Area Schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion newsletter, but it’s also the final one before the end of the school year. The newsletter will be back in the fall when school begins again, and we’ll share the work that is happening in our schools, provide helpful resources and links for thought-provoking conversations, and highlight students and staff as they help move this work forward.

Resources and Links for May 19, 2021

This month's resources include the anniversary of Brown V. the Board of Education, as well as links about a Community Reads event and Hennepin County Library resources.

Freedom Schools to Help Students Remain Engaged Over Summer

Over the summer, students in Robbinsdale Area Schools will have a unique opportunity to remain connected to their education, but also their community thanks to a historical program being offered. Both programs will focus on enriching student literacy and knowledge retention over the summer to prevent learning loss, but also offer a unique opportunity to be immersed in the Freedom School curriculum and model.

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Earth Week: an Indigenous Perspective on Our Environment

It’s Earth Week, and throughout the week, Robbinsdale’s Indian Education staff are presenting a series of events that delve into indigenous perspectives on our environment, and two more events are set for this Wednesday and Thursday.

American Indian Education Program: Final Ojibwe Language Class

This past February, Robbinsdale’s American Indian Education Program began offering free Ojibwe language classes to district students, families and guests. The program wrapped up this month, and was so successful, organizers plan to bring it back next year.

Resources and Links for April 21, 2021

This month's resources include: April is International Heritage Month; details about an offering for high school students at the University of Minnesota called the Emerging Leaders of Color Program; and a handful of topical links to stories and resources.

Welcome to Robbinsdale's Inaugural Issue of Our DEI Newsletter, 'We R All In'

Robbinsdale Area Schools is doing plenty of work in the realm of equity, diversity and inclusion. Our goal will be to share work that is happening in our schools, provide helpful resources and links for thought-provoking conversations and to highlight students and staff as they help move this work forward.