Through inclusive policies and nurturing practices, teachers, counselors, and administrators have the power to build an educational environment that is truly welcoming to all students.
The climate of a school has a direct impact on both how well students learn and how well they interact with their peers. The Vacaville Teachers Association Equity Team has built and distributed a Multicultural Equity Calendar to help our members become aware of recognized months and days throughout the year our students and families celebrate (see attached). December is Universal Human Rights Month.
The Universal Month for Human Rights started in 1948 when the United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The best way we can celebrate Universal Human Rights Month is by working to find common ground with those around us who may not have the same background as we do.