Your Ticket To Black History Month in February

Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Art Contest

In collaboration with the City of Richardson, RISD students are asked to create a visual image that displays how their unique beliefs and values contribute to our diverse community and help promote inclusion. The art contest is open to all students and the deadline is Friday, Feb. 26.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team will host a virtual roundtable highlighting and celebrating Black female authors in Richardson ISD, featuring Ashlea Campbell; Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Kimberly Booker; Dr. Ronnecia Rocio; Eboni Udenze; and Brandi Jackson.

Every Friday, gather your campuses and building staff to highlight important figures, institutions, and moments in Black history. Share you reflections on Twitter using #RISDHonorsHeritage.

The Friday Soul Share for February 5, explores the significance of historically Black colleges and universities. Across the district on Friday, Feb. 12, RISD will celebrate the achievements of a number of Living Legends, including some staff and students. On Feb. 19, RISD will highlight impactful Black artists and authors. Then, on Friday, Feb. 26, RISD asks: What does Black History Month mean to you?

All month long, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion plans to use Twitter (@RISD_Equity) to highlight Hidden Figures in RISD and honor their unique contributions to what makes RISD great.

Freedom Fridays with Thurgood Marshall is a monthlong video series highlighting Thurgood Marshall Elementary School’s celebrations of Black history month.

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Dr Stone May 6 Video

Superintendent’s Update – May 6

Bond 2021 was approved, and the district can now begin its long-range vision for facilities. Thank you to the RISD community for investing in our public schools.