RACE AND EQUITY COMMITTEE
Learn about the complaint-reporting process at Roosevelt: Did you miss Principal Brewer's PTSA meeting presentation on Jan. 10 about the harassment, intimidation and bullying complaint-reporting process at Roosevelt? Don't worry. We recorded it and you can watch it here! If you have any questions about the information presented in the video, please email Principal Brewer.
2022-2023 Student Grants from the RHS PTSA Race and Equity Committee: Looking to have food at a club meeting? Want
to bring in a speaker? Need to buy materials for an event? Want to sponsor a community event? Apply here.
The RHS PTSA Race and Equity Committee (REC) is providing grants to student groups ranging from $25 to $200. REC is looking to support community and inclusion at RHS. Student groups include clubs, sports teams, music and arts groups, and student-led events. Apply from now through the end of May 31, 2023, or until funds are spent. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, within 2 or 3 days. Questions? Contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RARE also sponsors scholarships for students of color at RHS.
REC meetings: The REC meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All members of the Roosevelt community are invited: students, staff, family members etc. Please email us at email@example.com for info, and please check out our community agreements for these gatherings.
The REC will also be hosting education sessions and co-hosting events with RARE (Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity) throughout the year. Look for details in the eNews.
The RARE documentary premiered online on Monday, Jan. 31, and has since been shown on PBS. You can see the movie at this link:
"Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White."
We hope you are all able to watch it virtually.
Get involved! Contact us at
REC AT ROOSEVELT
The Race & Equity Committee (REC) — a group of parents, students, and teachers — formed in 2020 as part of the PTSA’s Anti-Racism Resolution. We are motivated and determined to help RHS be an inclusive environment where families, students, and teachers from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued. We want RHS to be a community in which kids thrive and become the best they can be. We are a working group, focused on two initiatives:
1. Education: Provide anti-racism educational experiences and conversation opportunities to encourage a common understanding of the issues among RHS families
2. Support for students: Support administration efforts to make the reporting process for harassment and abuse transparent and accessible to RHS students and families.
Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a multi-ethnic group of RHS graduates who have teamed up to try to bridge the racial divide by holding discussions and pursuing projects related to racial equity issues. One project is to offer two annual scholarships of $5,000 each for economically disadvantaged students of color at Roosevelt High School – the James A Davis Jr. Memorial Scholarship – with the first awards to be made to graduating seniors in the spring of 2021; the other is a documentary film about how voluntary busing and integration affected RHS and its students, both then and today. Please visit the RARE website to learn more, to get involved, apply for the scholarship, or make a donation.