Madame Vice President

DAWN CHANET COLLINS

On January 21, 2021, I was elected by my colleagues on the school board to serve as Vice President of the Board of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.  It is my pleasure to serve in board leadership, as well as lead initiatives towards a more inclusive community.

To download this reader for printing as a PDF, click here:  2021 Culture and Diversity Reader

he Culture & Diversity Reader is an invitation to explore the interweaving of our collective culture and gain a greater appreciation of ourselves. Each month offers several selections.  Try one or try them all.  Add them to your circulation in an existing book club, grab tea or coffee and chat about them with a close friend, or reflect on your own.  Open your heart and mind and enjoy the journey of finding common threads in diverse cultures.

Scroll down further for a supplement to the 2021 Reader including AAPI and Arab American Communities.

Madama VP 2021 Culture and Diversity Reader

To download this reader supplement for printing as a PDF, click here:  2021 Culture and Diversity Reader SUPPLEMENT

The initial publication of this year’s reader was a great start (see above).  Our country is blessed with so many beautiful cultures and sub-cultures, it was hard to determine the best way to lift up so many in a monthly format.  So, I moved forward with the reader understanding that future years will offer opportunities for more inclusion.  However, in light of increased violence against those in AAPI and Arab American communities, it is necessary I lift them up now.  Please join me in broadening our perspectives together.

Madama VP 2021 Culture and Diversity Reader SUPPLEMENT