Current DNI Information & Resources

UPDATE: DNI TOWN HALL MEETING CANCELLED Due to the busy time of year and conflicting events/schedules, the December 2, 2021 Campo Parent DNI Town Hall meeting is cancelled. Please keep an eye on alerts from Campo Parent DNI for updates, future meetings and projects. We look forward to continuing the work started this fall into the new year.


DNI PARENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE OFFERS A NEW RACE-WORK SERIES Please join us for an education series with Dr. Lori Watson of Race-Work. Dr. Watson is tailoring a four part series exclusively for Moraga parents to intimately explore issues of race and identity, as well as learn the tools necessary to speak with our children, friends, and community members about this difficult and important topic. Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions. A donation of $50 to the DNI efforts is suggested but not mandatory. Topics include:

  1. Language/“Tools”/Parameters - How to talk about race (Took place on November 16th)

  2. Beliefs/Consciousness - Conditioning and our own journey,

  3. Whiteness - Defining aspects of whiteness,

  4. Children & Race - Resources for talking to children about race.

Please RSVP in advance below to save your spot. Session dates are below. If you have questions, please contact Erika Roesch or Devang Shah.

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:00pm

  • Dec 14, 2021 06:00pm -- Register HERE.

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:00pm -- Register HERE.

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:00pm -- Register HERE.


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IN HONOR OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

IN HONOR OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Campo DNI Books, Media and Film committee recommends you check out our resource list on the website by clicking here. In addition we want to pass along a great book and film.

  • The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is a National Book Award Finalist. The author, one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard, reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

  • Even the Rain is about a group of filmmakers who go to Bolivia to make a movie about colonialism only to realize not much has changed since Europeans landed in the New World. It shows how the legacy of colonialism continues to manifest itself in different ways today.

*Be sure to support our local bookstores whenever possible!

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVATIONS FOR OCTOBER

At Campolindo, we celebrate diversity and inclusion everyday, but our calendars also include noted observations. The traditions and customs reflected in these holidays highlight the diversity of our America. Click around and learn something new!

  • September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • October 1: Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Native American women and White men. Native American women are paid .57 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • October 6-14: Navaratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. It worships God in the form of the universal mother commonly referred to as Durga, Devi or Shakti, and marks the start of fall.

  • October 10: World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1993, this day is meant to increase public awareness about the importance of mental health, mental health services, and mental health workers worldwide.

  • October 11: National Coming Out Day (U.S.). For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.

  • October 11: National Indigenous Peoples Day, an alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.

  • October 18-19 (sundown to sundown): Eid Milad un-Nabi, an Islamic holiday commemorating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events.

  • October 29: Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Latinx women and White men. Latinx women are paid .54 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • October 31: All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween), a celebration observed in a number of countries on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs and all the faithful departed.

  • October 31-November 1 (sundown to sundown): Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.