Dear Bryant Families and Community,
In our General Membership meeting this month, our PTSA passed a resolution on anti-racism which we encourage everyone to read. Thank you to our PTSA Advocacy co-chairs for shaping this powerful statement in collaboration with our neighbor school PTSAs.
In the resolution, we commit to direct and substantive action and we’d like to elaborate with these immediate actions:
Building a lending library to promote anti-racist learning for Bryant families with a $500 grant from the PTSA budget
Forming a Families of Color Resource Group this summer, led by two PTSA board members and members of the Equity Committee (contact Equity@BryantSchool.org)
Sharing an Anti-Racist Resource List here to support meaningful action in our community
With the strong leadership of our Advocacy and Equity committees, we’re redoubling our efforts to advocate for the eradication of structural racism, with a focus on educational justice. Our newly elected Bryant PTSA Board for the 2020-21 school year has more people of color represented. Going forward, our Board will work to bring a lens of equity and belonging to our decision-making and conversations. To hold ourselves accountable to these commitments, we will discuss our progress and additional actions in each PTSA Board meeting.
We commit to this work as individuals, as an organization working to become anti-racist, and as a PTSA working toward an environment where our marginalized communities are centered and thriving.
Wishing you a safe and restorative summer,
-Bryant PTSA Board
We also support these statements made by: