Building a More Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive PTA
An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, socioeconomic status, among many different things.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
The primary goal of the Diversity and Inclusion committee is to ensure that each Massachusetts PTA unit is an open and inclusive group.
We will support, expand, and improve methods of communication and connection to new and existing local units to increase participation by underrepresented segments of membership in order to increase diversity within MA PTA at both the State and Local level.
Thank you for registering for National PTA’s webinar “PTAHistory 101: The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification.” For those who participated live, we appreciate your time, questions, and comments. Below are the recording, related resource links, and an invitation to continue your diversity, equity, and inclusion learning with us in September.
You can share and access the recording of the webinar here. The related resource links that were shared during the webinar are:
- National PTA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (en Español)
- National PTA’s Position Statement on Institutional Racism
- National PTA Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach Committee Facebook Group
- Parent Resource: How to Talk to Your Child About Race and Injustice in America
- 50th Anniversary T-Shirt and Pins at ShopPTA.com
- The National PTA, Race, & Civic Engagement, 1897-1970 by Dr. Christine Woyshner (30% off with code PTA50TH – limited copies available; new printing starts this winter).