Thank you to all OUHSD students, educators, and administrators who attended the 2021 Equity Conference: Courageous Conversations, and the 30+ speakers who shared their knowledge and experiences. This year’s virtual conference, held on January 23rd, offered general panels on topics from social identity to allyship, and application-oriented student and faculty workshops sharing strategies for championing educational equity in everyday life.
This conference is a part of OUHSD’s ongoing effort to champion equitable school environments for all learners. We hope that all attendees left the conference with a greater understanding of the relevant diversity & inclusion issues in the education sphere, and with a reignited passion for passion for advancing equity continues beyond the conclusion of today’s conference.
We want to empower you to start courageous conversations about educational equity!
To those of you who were unable to attend, details regarding conference streaming and more are below:
Watch (or rewatch) the conference:
Follow these steps to stream sessions from the 2021 Equity Conference. An example video walking through these steps is attached below.
- Visit the 2021 Equity Conference Sched page, linked below.
- Click on the session you would like to stream.
- On the session page, click the yellow button labeled “Video Stream.”
Equity Conference Featured On The VCStar:
View our digital pamphlet:
Click on the image below to read more about the conference’s schedule of events, speakers, and more in our digital pamphlet, created by our student planning members from Justice in the Classroom:
Art competition winners:
Prior to the conference, we held an art competition across OUHSD, calling students to create a piece responding to the question: what does equity mean to you? We received multiple outstanding entries, and are proud to announce the winners as follows:
Chase Kanitz, junior at ACHS
- Jorja Garcia, junior at HHS
- Natalie Crane, sophomore at ACHS
- Amanda Bustos, junior at OHS
- Amanda Vega, sophomore at OMCHS
You can view the winning artwork on the cover of our digital pamphlet, and the honorable mentions throughout the pamphlet pages. The pieces are also displayed below: