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Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

At Bright Star Schools, we are committed to continuing to realize our commitment to anti-racism.
Our work includes renouncing racism; lifting up BIPOC voices; reviewing and changing organizational practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and implementing curriculum and programming to ensure a just, equitable, and inclusive experience for every student and staff member at our schools.

Bright Star Schools’ Race and Equity Toolkit

We continue to collect and share resources for educators, staff, students, and families to advance our work to become anti-racist individuals and an anti-racist organization

Access our toolkit here: Bright Star Schools’ Race and Equity Toolkit

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Our Commitment

We will continue our mission and vision to develop the next generation of activists and leaders at our schools, who will act with integrity and champion equity to enrich our communities and the world. We are also committed to dismantling institutionalized racism of all forms, starting with our own organization. This is our responsibility and our great purpose.

Bright Star Schools commits to adopting the following steps toward combating racism and engendering diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This is only the beginning of our journey, and we will continuously reevaluate to best meet the needs of our Bright Star communities.

Step 1

Renounce racism, specifically anti-Blackness prevalent in all organizations, including our own. We will not ignore how racism has shaped educational institutions and outcomes.

Step 2

Lift up the voices of Black, African American, and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, North African and Middle Eastern, People of Color (POC), LGBTQIAP+ people, those with varying immigration status, people with disabilities and other marginalized populations amongst staff, students, families, and communities. 

Step 3

Create opportunities for our students and staff to elevate conversations about race, LGBTQIAP+ status, disability, and immigration status (and intersectionality amongst subgroups).

Step 4

Review our organizational practices with a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging lens and change practices that may harm those who identify as Black, African American, and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, North African and Middle Eastern, People of Color (POC), LGBTQIAP+ people, those with varying immigration status, people with disabilities and other marginalized populations (as well as the intersectionality amongst these subgroups).

Step 5

Bolster existing programs and establish new programs that cultivate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the Bright Star workplace and student programming.

Step 6

Train and educate the Governing Board, faculty, staff and students regarding the history, abiding legacy, and consequences of racism and racial oppression in Los Angeles and the United States.

Step 7

Implement curriculum and programming to ensure a just, equitable, and inclusive experience for every student and staff member at our schools.