In an effort to eliminate harassment and bullying at the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), InclusioNado continues to inform parents, and our community, and requests CUSD to implement these basic, low-cost procedures.
In May 2020, the video capturing the tragic murder of George Floyd showed us that our society could no longer be complacent towards racial injustice. This was the catalyst needed for America to take a serious look at its ongoing racial inequity. Our town was no exception. Empowered by this awareness, Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) students broke their silence about racial injustices within their school system. Coronado students created an online petition calling for CUSD to address systemic racism.
5000 people signed
Nearly five thousand people signed the petition, and a community initiative was born. Other students used social media and newspapers to speak about their direct experiences with racial injustice at school, online, and off-campus.
Astonished by the level of the emotional suffering of so many students, Coronado parents and community members coordinated a rally and a march that supported these students. On June 13, 2020, Black CUSD students and alumni spoke out about their horrendous experiences while other students narrated what they had witnessed for years.
After the march, concerned parents and engaged students created InclusioNado, a community initiative for all CUSD students who embrace Inclusion and Diversity. With community support, InclusioNado is now a resource to build Awareness, Acceptance, and Actions within the school environment, one step at a time, so that all students feel safe at school. Students and community members are making long-lasting positive impacts for generations to come by tirelessly volunteering their time to educate our community and the CUSD Board and staff and show a way forward.
- Model civil conversations on race, inclusion, and equity so others can join in.
- Create a safe place for adults to have these conversations.
- Explore the cognitive dissonance of race relations.
- Clarify language use around diversity.
- Aid parents in having these conversations with their children.
- Understand the concern with children’s emotional safety in school.
- Understand the social dynamics of children aside from school.
- Align the conversations with our overall objectives of the organization.
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