Mosaic is a K-12 parent diversity committee addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion, and socioeconomic difference. Our goal is to have the difficult conversations surrounding these issues to increase mutual understanding and foster a sense of community within our school and in the greater society.
Mosaic holds monthly meetings which take place on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria and 2 evening events. Upcoming and past events (with minutes) are listed below.
- Tues., February 27th, 6pm – Celebrating Black History
We are excited to welcome Professor Jamal Joseph as our featured guest this evening. Professor Joseph is an American writer, director, producer, poet, activist, and educator. He is a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Professor Joseph graduated summa cum laude from University of Kansas and has written five plays and two volumes of poetry to date. He is an Academy Award nominee, a current professor and former chair of Columbia University’s film department. He is the artistic director of New Heritage Theater Group, a not-for-profit in Harlem that provides training and opportunities for minority filmmakers.
Please join us for a reception outside the auditorium at 6pm. The program will begin at 6:30pm.
Childcare is available for school age children, provided by Hawk’s Nest. Suggested donation is $10 per child, payable that evening. Please click on the link to register for childcare: https://goo.gl/forms/k59oexTpDcJZ5iwN2
- March 1st – TBD
- Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00pm – Diversity in the Arts Event
- April 19th – TBD
- May 17th
- September 28th (Speaker: John Gentile) discussed white supremacy with a presentation titled “White Worries, White Fears”.
- October 19th (Speaker: Michelle Lampach, Executive Director and Founder of UnLocal, Inc.) discussed their legal representation work focusing on serving immigrant youth and navigating DACA.
- November 16th (Speaker: Maurice Sangodele-Ayoka) led a conversation on the topic of Toxic Masculinity. Mr. Sangodele-Ayoka is an education consultant who advises youth organizations on gender equity and healthy, progressive masculinity identity construction as a strategy for fostering resilience, academic achievement and leadership.
- December 7th – Planning meeting
- January 25th (Artist: Chloe Bass). Drawing on The Book of Everyday Instruction, her recent multiform project studying one-on-one social interaction, Chloë presented her work on the nature and implications of spending time together. The 4th grade students attended.
Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for speakers or topics that you feel should be on Mosaic’s radar. We are living in a tumultuous time and there are any number of issues that we could tackle. Please join us and let us know your thoughts.
Jodi Clyde-Rozos (HCHS Parent) ~~ Roseanne Ciparick Almanzar (3-K Parent) ~~ Raasa-Leela de Montebello (HCHS Parent)