March 4 Equity and Inclusion Corner

Posted by Abby Rotwein on 3/4/2022

Equity and Inclusion Corner

Holidays and Celebrations 

March is National Women’s History Month. The purpose of this month is to celebrate and educate about the many achievements of women - politically, socially, and economically. See below for more information about this month.
We hope that our Western Christian community has a meaningful Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.
We wish a restorative fast to our Bahá’í community during their Nineteen - Day Fast.
We hope that our Eastern Christian community has a good Clean Monday.
March 8th is International Women’s Day.

March is Women’s History Month

Here are some resources and events where you can celebrate and learn about women’s history:
100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights is a film from Twin Cities PBS that is free to stream on YouTube.
The Library of Congress is hosting a number of virtual events and roundtable discussions over the course of this month.
Women’s History Month Resources is a compilation of information from with links to films, articles, and background information.
Women’s History Month Slideshow is a resource I developed for teachers and students. It has been shared in K-8 classrooms at Riverdale Grade School.

From Multnomah Education Service District: 

Supporting Students Around the Topic of Crisis in Ukraine and Russia
Our students want and need to talk about what they see, remember, and are feeling now; they need the guidance and safety of adults in their home and in their schools to be able to navigate their own emotions and trauma in a healthy, safe, and productive way.

For All Ages

For Elementary/Middle School Students

Trauma-Informed Resources for School Systems

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides resources that can be filtered by topic or keyword and by audience with a focus on how adults can identify traumatic responses in young people and how to support them. Talking to Children about War and Terrorism provides parents and caregivers with information about how to talk to children about war and terrorism. 

Additional Considerations:

A resource for school-based mental health professionals, school counselors, staff and administrators.
The Prevention Institute:
Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience - A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma 
Oakland Unified School District 
Support for your school to create an implementation plan to introduce school-wide restorative practices.

Culturally Responsive Community Based Organizations:

Multicultural Counseling Services
(Early Intervention, Clinical Treatment; Community Wellness and Healing; Community Partnerships and Advocacy)
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization
-Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion