The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee presents "LGBTQI+ People in History 101" featuring guest speaker, Dane Edidi. Join us on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:00-7:30 PM!
The Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (JEDI) is a parent-led group who supports the families of the Aidan Community as well as the Faculty and Staff. The JEDI are united to ensure that the Aidan community lives up to and fully-embodies the words of Aidan Montessori’s Statement on Diversity and Equity.
We recommit ourselves to embracing and celebrating our differences—including those of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, family structure, sex and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomics, learning style, and world view, among others—to form and inform a rich environment that is a crucial to educating our children on their path to maturity and global citizenship.
We unite and collaborate with the Aidan Faculty and Staff to take concrete steps to ensure that all of children are made to feel valued, equal, safe, and included at all times in our community. We stand against all forms of racial injustice, discrimination and harm. We work tirelessly to support the inclusion and empowerment of all within our community.
JEDI acknowledges the differences that exists among us makes us unique. We strive to include, value and embrace the many differences of race, ethnic and socioeconomic background as well as differences of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and family structures. Our beautifully diverse community creates an enriching environment to the Aidan community.
We honor and value diversity. We believe, as a collective, we must always evaluate our environment to make sure it provides an intellectual, emotional and physical safe-space for our children. We invite parents to share their range of unique perspectives that consists of truth, respect and honor. We are committed to working with Aidan Montessori in effort to provide an anti-bias and inclusive framework in order to truly represent, include, and uplift all of our children. We believe a prepared anti-biased environment is essential in bridging gaps and creating genuine human connections that honor one another.
To join the JEDI Committee or to learn more about how to get involved, please contact JEDI Committee Chair Kimberly Riofrio.
The Aidan JEDI Committee will host its first event of the year, "Navigating History with our Children" on Tuesday, November 5. Guest speaker, Aminah Ghaffar will present an overview of Native American history and how the Western narrative affects both Native peoples and colonized communities today.
Join Aidan's JEDI Committee for their upcoming event "Inclusive Learning Environments" featuring guest speaker and school psychologist, Brittany Pinkney. The event will take place Monday, April 22 from 5-7 PM - please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attend.