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June 11 - Riverdale School District News

Friday, June 11

Riverdale School District News


Additional Budget Committee Meeting

The RSD Budget Committee will meet for the seventh time on Monday, June 14 at 4 p.m. via GoToWebinar. Please email Chrisie Patrick with any public comments before 12 p.m. on Monday, June 14. If you would like to read your comment aloud during the meeting, you can use the GoToWebinar “raise hand feature” to be unmuted. 
Register here for the GTW Budget Meeting

Equity and Inclusion Corner 

Holidays and Celebrations 

June 12th is Loving Day, which celebrates the Supreme Court’s ruling in Loving vs. Virginia. The court ruled that miscegenation laws (laws which forbade interracial marriage) were illegal. 
June 19th is Juneteenth, which celebrates the day the state of Texas abolished enslavement. It has become a holiday that honors the freedom and achievements of Black Americans. 

Pride Month

June is Pride Month, a month-long celebration of LGBTQIA+ identity. On June 28th, 1969, the Stonewall uprising took place in New York City, which is considered the start of the modern movement for gay rights. On June 26th, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. This month is a great time to learn more about this history and LGBTQIA+ identity. I have shared some resources and events below.
Learn more about Stonewall Then and Now from the Harvard Gazette.
Make sure you are using contemporary, respectful language by diving into this Glossary of Terms from GLAAD.
Check out the Q Center on N. Mississippi Ave and their program of events.
Support the TransActive Gender Project (based at Lewis and Clark Graduate School) at their event this weekend: Designer & Vintage Pop-Up Shop, Friday-Sunday, June 11th-13th, 12-6 p.m. Located at 424 NW 12th St. in downtown Portland. Brands up for grabs include Chanel, Gucci, DVF, Marc Jacobs, D&G, Chloe, Celine, and fashions from the 1950s-90s!


I hope you all have a lovely summer! Congratulations on making it through a uniquely challenging school year. I will leave you with some words from the artist Nas, “read more, learn more, change the globe.”
- Abby Rotwein 
Riverdale School District Equity and Inclusion Coordinator K-12
Restorative Justice Coach 9-12
Find all messages in the Equity & Inclusion Corner on RSD website


  • Monday, June 14 - Seventh Budget Committee Meeting at 4 p.m via GTW
  • Monday, June 21 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, June 21 - Board Meeting at 6 p.m. via GTW