Intersectionality (embed) (embed)


Megan Ming Francis, Let's get to the root of racial injustice, TEDTalk

(March 21, 2016)


Bryan Stevenson ’85, "We can't recover from this history until we deal with it." legacy of

slavery and the vision for creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The

Legacy Museum, Harvard Law School YouTube (Jan 30, 2019)


Verna Myers, How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them, TED Talk 


Story Corps

Celebrate Black History Month by listening to stories of Black identity, struggles, and excellence in America.


"How much progress have we achieved in the global struggle for equal rights, and how much work remains? From worldwide suffrage campaigns to the rise of #MeToo and digital activism, we have marched slowly forward. But today, the fight for gender equality is far from over. Discover the noteworthy women, grassroots movements and historic milestones that have changed the world for women and girls." (via UN Women)

A global history of women’s rights, in 3 minutes Embed code: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


"Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function." - Dr. Temple Grandin, oral history at Colorado State University

Temple Grandin On Her Search Engine | Blank on Blank


"Based on the book by 13-year-old Naoki Higashida, 'The Reason I Jump' is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe." 

The Reason I Jump – Official U.S. Trailer


"What Chinese-American architect built the iconic entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris? What Filipino-American labor leader kicked off the famous Delano grape strike? And what about the veteran helicopter pilot who also happens to be the junior senator from Illinois? In the latest episode of BrainPOP News, your child can join Tim and the gang for a quiz show about some pretty impressive Asian Americans that answer these questions and more. For extra credit, discover the accompanying worksheet for a version of the game you can play at home as a family."

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | BrainPOP News


"Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played." 

Asian Americans: PBS documentary series | KQED

Watch the full series on PBS


What Pacific Islanders Want You to Know: "I had to teach myself about myself." 


DEI Mission 

The Mercer Island PTA Council Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is comprised of parent and student volunteers committed to dismantling institutional racism and other structural inequities in the district and fostering respect and acceptance of all families so that every student can reach their full potential.

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