Anti-Racism Committee 

The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) seeks to engage the RIS community in meaningful discussions and conscious actions that promote racial equity and combat the many forms of racism.

Meetings

We hold meetings throughout the school year, and all parents, caregivers and staff are welcome to attend. Our next meeting will be in fall 2022.

Rogers Community Cookbook

To celebrate our school's great cultural diversity, we will be compiling a cookbook filled with recipes submitted by our community.

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) and reflect on the many wonderful contributions and traditions of these diverse countries, we invite all families and staff to submit a recipe that represents your culture. Our hope is that this book will include recipes from  every country and culture represented at our school.

Please submit your recipes by Nov. 1 by completing this form. If you have any questions, please email us at arc@rispto.org

Virtual Hispanic Libraries

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, check out our virtual libraries honoring Hispanic arts, culture, stories and more. 

Upper school library

Lower school library

Virtual AAPI Libraries

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, the Anti-Racism Committee has updated their lower and upper school virtual libraries to elevate the voices, stories, cultural traditions, and contributions of the diverse AAPI community.  

Upper school library

Lower school library

Black History Month Video Project 2022

Be sure to check out the Anti-Racism Committee's (ARC) Black History Month video project! Through February, the ARC will be featuring student-made videos on important Black figures from U.S. history. 

The videos will be posted on social media and Terrapin News, and you can see all of them on ARC's YouTube channel

 

You can watch last year's videos below. Don't miss the culmination of our project, third-grader Madison singing the Black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Shirley Chisolm

Duke Ellington

Sarah Rector

Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Langston Hughes

Jackie Robinson

Katherine Johnson

Mae Jemison

Matthew Henson

Ruby Bridges

George Washington Carver

Gordon Parks

Wilma Rudolph

Bessie Coleman

Jesse Owens

Faith Ringgold

Garrett Morgan

Earl Lloyd

Kimberly Anyadike

ARC Resources

We've put together a resource list for parents and children to further our efforts. It includes books, videos, podcasts and more and is available here. If you have a resource you'd like us to add or would like more information about our committee, please contact us at arc@rispto.org

About the ARC

The ARC will use the IB learner profile attributes to guide our work. Committee meetings take place monthly and are open to the entire RIS community. By sharing personal experiences and discussing anti-racist scholarship and ideas, the ARC aims to increase the community’s empathic knowledge regarding issues of racism and to explore tangible ways to apply these principles at RIS. 

 

 

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